Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will affect us all. While everyone is familiar with aging, many basic questions about aging are mysterious. Why are older people more likely to experience diseases like cancer, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders? What changes happen at the molecular and cellular levels to cause the changes that we associate with old age? Is aging itself a disease, and can we successfully intervene in the aging process?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.
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The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools supports the good health of children and adolescents by working with parents, teachers, health professionals and school administrators to strengthen successful health programs at school.This web site combines information on key school health issues with guidance on organizational and financing challenges. High-quality school health programs are the most direct, efficient ways to assure that all children get the help they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
This course addresses contemporary health concerns and will inform students to: 1) Assess health behavior choices, apply that information to everyday life for the improvement of individual, family, and community well-being; 2) Identify preconceived ideas about knowledge, values, and behavior that affect health and compare with established research and accepted scientific evidence.
Learning Objectives: The student will be able to: appraise and assess public attitudes and behavior regarding health and disease; recognize, examine and formulate the importance of immunizations; recognize and assess public bias towards aging, diabetes, epilepsy, STDs, etc.; differentiate the major classifications of communicable and non-communicable diseases; examine and discuss the role of epidemiology in Public Health; assess and analyze nutritional behavior; identify the major means of transmission for communicable diseases; identify and examine immunizations in relationship to immunity; examine the three levels of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; identify, compare, and discuss normal versus abnormal patterns of behavior; identify and compare the major classifications of drugs; examine and appraise patterns of drug abuse; compare cultural health behaviors and suggest associated consequences.
Students will analyze a photograph to learn about body image. They will also discuss how society views the human body in different cultures.
How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would you have to do to burn off these calories? What is the relationship between calories and weight? Explore these issues by choosing diet and exercise and keeping an eye on your weight.
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Schendt, Taylor. “Healthy Habits.” After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.
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Experts have long touted the importance of good outdoor lighting as a deterrent to crime -- hence, parking lots that are lit as bright as day and glaring store marquees that are on all night. But lights that are too bright only waste electricity without increasing safety. And in this Science Update, you'll hear why bright nighttime lights could also be bad for women's health.
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