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50 resources with the concept health problems

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The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Read and discuss "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the gender issues that the story brings up. Use articles from the time period to analyze, complete with specific discussion questions. After two days, scholars write an essay based on topics...
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How Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can humans be infected by animal viruses? Pupils explore the phenomenon of viral evolution and learn about how animal viruses sometimes adapt to infect humans. They see how viruses are transmitted and what pathogens need to survive. The...
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How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is being done to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS? An intriguing short video details current treatments available, including the use of antiretrovirals, to stop the transmission of the devastating disease.
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Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is obesity a disease or just a preventable risk factor for other diseases? Scholars attempt to form their own opinions by reading a background of the issue and watching videos that explore the main pro and con arguments using an included...
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Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An eye infection can be a nuisance in the developed world; in some places in Africa and South America, these infections cause blindness. While aid workers have drugs and preventative solutions, they are sometimes stopped from delivering...
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Measuring Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Studies show that obesity is now a global problem. But how are researchers measuring obesity? Young scientists investigate the myriad of methods for measuring body fat through a presentation. From hands-on to high-tech, viewers learn...
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States leads the world in the percentage of obese adults and children. Why? What can be done about the problem? High school psychology classes adopt a problem-focused approach to investigating childhood obesity and then...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 9

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers investigate the effects of tobacco use on the four major spheres of a person's life. They then compare the safety of conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The lesson ends with class members practicing techniques for...
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Some Groups Have Higher Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Its Harmful Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What age group among non-smoking Americans has the highest exposure to secondhand smoke? What racial group? What economic group? Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition council from 1999 to 2012 may just surprise you.
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 7

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A series of activities encourages young people to be smoke free. Class members identify the chemicals found in cigarettes and cigarette smoke, investigate the health risks, and practice refusal strategies.
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Should I Talk to My Kids about Vaping?

For Students K - 12th
Enlist parents and guardians in an anti-vaping campaign with an infographic that offers suggestions for how to talk with their students about e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The visual includes information about the dangers of vaping as well...
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Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Vaping is increasingly popular with young people. Small wonder given the marketing strategies used by the companies that produce E-cigarettes and vaping flavors like menthol, chocolate, and candy. Check out an infographic that identifies...
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Risks from Smoking

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover what smoking does to one's body with a detailed reference page that points out the types of cancers and chronic diseases that can occur when using tobacco products. 
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Quarrying - Economic, Environmental and Social Effects

For Students 9th - 12th
Where does limestone actually come from? The sixth video in a seven-part series introduces pupils to the quandary of quarrying. The resource examines the positive economic factors involved in digging for limestone, as well as the...
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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson C)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The health effects of mercury exposure if the focus of the first of three activities about the properties of metals. Pairs research mercury to write, prepare, and share posters, articles, or PSAs with the class. 
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What is Going on with Grandma?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils individually determine what they need to know about osteoporosis and how they will find that information. They share their thoughts with a partner before moving on to share with the class. The class arrives at a list of a set of...
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The New Survivors

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Is suffering necessary to make us grow? What is the role of hope in facing adversity? Class members discuss these and other very essential questions after reading an article about the attitudes of cancer survivors.
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What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke? sun stroke, homeostasis, body temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exertional heat stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in sports, but with the help of this video young athletes will be able to avoid this life-threatening condition. Offering clear explanations of how the body dissipates...
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What Happens During a Heart Attack?

For Students 6th - 12th
Though heart attacks are common, they don't have to be inevitable. A short video not only details what happens during a heart attack, but also provides suggestions for how to lessen the risk factors for the world's leading killer.
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Treatments for Characters' Problems

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research treatments for problems associated with specific characters.  For this online research lesson, students use kid-friendly search engines to find information that will help a character from Charlie and the Chocolate...
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English Exercises: Sickness: Health Problems and Treatments

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ESL worksheet, students complete a 100 question fill in the blank and matching online interactive exercise about health problems and sickness.
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My Heart, My Family, Our Culture: Smoking

For Students 2nd - 6th
Two pages list facts about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting, and tips to cut the habit. 
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Secondhand Smoke

For Students 3rd - 12th
A fact sheet details the dangers of secondhand smoke. Learners study the effects of being near smokers as well as ways to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
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Effects of Smoking on Being Active

For Students 2nd - 6th
Discover how smoking makes being active difficult with an informative reference page that details the negative effects of nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide have on the body.