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Ch 6: MEGA Health: Illness & Disease

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Explore the engaging videos in this chapter to strengthen your comprehension of illness and disease. Take a closer look at autoimmune diseases, chronic illness, tobacco use and more in preparation for the MEGA Health assessment.

MEGA Health: Illness & Disease - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers the unique opportunity to access lessons geared toward exam topics on the MEGA Health assessment. Gain greater insight into illness and disease to ensure you're ready for questions on the exam that ask you to:

  • Identify and describe types of diseases, and discuss the epidemiology of communicable and noncommunicable diseases
  • Analyze autoimmune diseases and hypersensitivity, and define immune deficiency diseases
  • List cardiovascular disease risk factors and preventative strategies, and describe tobacco use and health
  • Discuss the development, risk factors and prevention of breast cancer and other types of cancers
  • Define food borne illness and treatment for this type of illness
  • Discuss the effects and management of chronic illness
  • Differentiate between infection and disease, and describe disease control and prevention

Strengthen your knowledge of illness and disease by easily navigating the lessons in this chapter using the right-hand sidebar available after choosing your first lesson. Watch them as entertaining videos, or access full transcripts of the lessons with helpful vocabulary words. Feel free to take short quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your comprehension of lesson concepts. Any questions you have about topics in this chapter can be submitted to our experts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: MEGA Health: Illness & Disease
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What Are the Types of Diseases?

1. What Are the Types of Diseases?

This lesson will focus on the different types of diseases that a person may develop or contract. We'll discuss the differences between acute, chronic, primary, secondary, local, and systemic diseases.

Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

2. Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

Within the field of epidemiology, there are two major classifications of disease: communicable and non-communicable. Today you will learn the differences between these classifications, as well as some examples of each.

Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity

3. Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity

This lesson will talk about what defines an autoimmune disease, a hypersensitivity reaction, and more. We'll also discuss Graves' disease and myasthenia gravis.

Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types

4. Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types

This lesson will teach you about the immune system, what immune deficiency means, why that's dangerous, and about the important causes of such a problem, including HIV/AIDS, SCID, CVID, and more.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

5. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.

Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

6. Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention

Do you know why breast cancer occurs? What factors affect its possible development? This lesson will tell you as we look into what breast cancer is, its many risk factors, and preventative strategies.

Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer

7. Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer

Cancer prevention, screening, and treatment are three important steps in helping to beat back this devastating condition. We will discuss them, as well as the common risk factors for cancer, in this lesson.

The Differences Between Infection and Disease

8. The Differences Between Infection and Disease

This lesson will go over the differences between an infection and a disease. We'll cover everything from prions and infectivity to opportunistic infections and idiopathic disease. We'll also learn what the etiology of disease is and much more.

Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

9. Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

This lesson will provide a definition for chronic illnesses. Also, it will describe the effects of chronic illnesses and ways in which to properly manage these illnesses to live a better quality of life. A short quiz will follow.

Food-Borne Illness: Prevention and Treatment

10. Food-Borne Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Food can be contaminated in many ways. In this lesson, you'll learn about food-borne illnesses and how they infect your body. We'll also explore how food-borne illnesses can be prevented and treated.

Tobacco Use & Health

11. Tobacco Use & Health

Tobacco contains an addictive chemical called nicotine. Nicotine is why it is so hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Learn how smoking or chewing tobacco causes diseases, affects your breathing and even causes bad breath and yellow teeth.

Disease Control & Prevention

12. Disease Control & Prevention

This lesson will discuss the many different ways by which people can control disease. Everything from vaccination to sterilization and beyond will be mentioned so that you can better appreciate the large arsenal of tools at our disposal.

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