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Changing the Face of Medicine
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This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women physicians have excelled in many diverse medical careers. Some have advanced the field of surgery by developing innovative procedures. Some have won the Nobel prize. Others have brought new attention to the health and well-being of children. Many have reemphasized the art of healing and the roles of culture and spirituality in medicine.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
09/20/2000
Choosing a Career in Health
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There are two lessons in this group. The first lesson is a lab activity that illustrates the importance of hand washing as a way to prevent the spread disease. The second lesson includes discussion of various careers in the health field and allows students to explore careers utilizing various resources.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
DNA-a Molecular Identity
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In Lesson 1, students learn about what DNA is and several different DNA typing techniques. In Lesson 2, students examine three different situations where DNA typing was used to carry out justice. Students also identify and evaluate different uses of DNA typing techniques and its possible benefits and misuses.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Entomology in Action
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Lesson 1 introduces students to the blow fly's life cycle and the accumulated degree hour (ADH) used by forensic entomologists for estimating the time of death. Lesson 2 introduces Dr. Krinsky's entomological work in solving a murder case in 1986. Students access several primary-source documents related to Dr. Krinsky's entomological work. Both lessons help students expand their understanding of a forensic entomologist's work and appreciate how scientists account for environmental/variable factors in forming a conclusion in a scientific study.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Health and Human Rights
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This lesson plan helps students explore the concept that health is a basic human right. Primary sources -- Article 25 of the "U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and Article 1 of the "Declaration of Alma-Ata" -- are used to help students define health and human rights, and to build a connection between the two. Students apply the concept of health as a basic human right by analyzing case studies from the Against the Odds exhibition

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
06/29/2000
Measurable You!
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This lesson introduces an anthropometric measurement system developed to identify and track people in the penal system in late 19th and early 20th century. Students conduct a guided experiment and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements, exploring the impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explaining their observations/findings in writing.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
My Agita Brazil: Healthy Lifestyle
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This lesson incorporates visual materials from the Against the Odds exhibition to engage visual learners and to encourage students to apply a successful public health program to their own lives. Students learn about Brazilian students who adopt an active, healthy lifestyle through the Agita São Paulo program. Students connect with students in Brazil through their photos and drawings promoting various physical activities. Students also develop their own ideas on how to adopt an active, healthy lifestyle for themselves. Finally, students create materials to inform others about and persuade them to improve their health with 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease
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Students are introduced to vocabulary, and their prior knowledge about infectious diseases is assessed. They conduct a liquid exchange activity that models the spread of an infectious disease. An activity summary discussion helps students extend and apply their understanding of how an infectious disease may spread. Students work in small groups to examine real-life cases of infectious diseases from different countries and diverse approaches in solving the health problems caused by infectious diseases. Students learn about people and organizations that help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Students also consider how to balance protecting the rights of those who have infectious disease and those who do not.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Using Our Senses
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This lesson explores the senses of smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing. It provides an opportunity for students to meet a doctor who will show them how the senses are used when examining patients. The lesson introduces Dr. Virginia Apgar and the use of the Apgar Score in examining newborn babies.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
What's Happening to Your Body
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There are three lessons in this group. The first two focus on the biological and developmental changes that take place during adolescence and addresses the nutritional, physical exercise, and mental exercise needs of adolescents during this period. During the third lesson, a health professional with a background in adolescent health needs leads the class in a group discussion. (Note: these lessons are intended to serve as an introduction to a more in-depth nutrition unit by helping students understand the biological processes that underlie their lifestyle choices, including nutrition.)

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Your Beating Heart
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There are three lessons in this group. The first two provide students with the opportunity to learn about the circulatory system and conduct an experiment where they take their pulses after different types of activity. During the third lesson, a pediatrician explains how she checks a patient's heart and the ways that a healthy lifestyle (food and exercise) can keep students' hearts healthy.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
05/24/2018