For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Each year in the United States, almost $100 billion dollars are spent on health issues related to obesity, and about 300,000 people die of conditions related to obesity (Mulvihill et al., 2006). • Resource: Why Weight Matters video • Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum] • Watch the Why Weight Matters video listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. • Post your response to the following: As you observed in this week’s Why Weight Matters video, eating habits and lack of physical activity are the most common and preventable causes of obesity. What short-term and long-term health conditions are direct
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Current disease trends in America include dramatic increases in obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes, and other age- and lifestyle-related conditions. This suggests needs for community organizations to provide education and exercise programs for all ages; for employers to provide incentives for participation in health maintenance and wellness programs, gyms and exercise programs; and for hospitals to provide adequate follow-up instruction after discharge. • Resources: Appendix A and the appropriate Web site for the disease selected • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Review the final project requirements described in Appendix A. • Select one of the following widespread health issues: obesity, congestive heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, or COPD. If you would like to choose another subject, you must contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that disease. • Visit two or more of the following Web sites that are appropriate for your selected disease: o Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov o Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com o American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org o American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org o American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: Name That Pathogen multimedia exercise located on your aXcess page at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca240/name_that_pathogen.html • Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum] • Complete the Name That Pathogen multimedia exercise. Once you have achieved a score of 100%, take a screen shot of the results by pressing Ctrl + Print Screen. • Paste the screen shot into a Word document and post the document as an attachm
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com According to the ADA Web site, 7% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 30% of those with diabetes do not even know they have the disease. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 24 critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon which type of diabetes a patient has. • Resources: Appendix F, Ch. 13 of Human Diseases, and the American Diabetics Association Web site at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics.jsp • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Read the “Save Your Sight: Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes” article listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page. • Watch the How Diabetes Gets on Your Nerves and Understanding the Link Between Hypertension and Diabetes videos listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. • Use Ch. 13 of the text in addition to the ADA Web site to find details about the two types of diabetes as you complete Appendix F. • Post Appendix F as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: Appendix G • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Read the case studies in Appendix G. • Identify the nervous system disease the patients in each case are suffering from. • Outline the causes, effects, and treatment of the diseases by answering the questions in Appendix G. • Post Appendix G as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix B, the My Pyramid Plan calculator Web site at http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx, and the U.S Department of Agriculture: Dietary Supplements Web site • Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] • Use Appendix B to identify patterns in nutrition essentials from birth through old age in Part A. Describe health consequences when nutrition requirements are not met in Part B. • Post Appendix B as an attachment.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: Ch. 11 of Human Diseases • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Answer questions 1-8 below. In each scenario, the patient is experiencing renal failure. Scenario A: Acute renal failure. Ms. Jones, a 68-year-old female, underwent openheart surgery to replace several blocked vessels in her heart. On her first day postoperatively, it was noted that she had very little urine output. 1. What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom? 2. What other symptoms and signs might occur? 3. What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease? 4. What are possible treatment options and prognosis? Scenario B: Chronic renal failure. Mr. Hodges, a 73-year-old man, has had congestive heart failure for the past 5 years. His doctor has told him that his heart is not functioning well, needing more and more medicine to maintain circulatory function. He has noticed that he is not urinating more than once a day. 5. Why is the condition of Mr. Hodges’s kidneys affecting the rest of his body? 6. As his chronic renal failure worsens, what other symptoms and signs might occur in his respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urinary systems? 7. What is causing Mr. Hodges’s kidney disease?
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix D, and the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented? videos • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Watch the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented? videos listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. • Complete Appendix D. • Post Appendix D as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Post your response to the following: Write a 150- to 200-word script for a radio ad that promotes a healthy musculoskeletal system in old age. Address the risk factors for arthritis, osteoporosis, and injuries from falls. Incorporate prevention strategies such as proper nutrition (calcium, diet).
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: American Cancer Society (ACS) Web site at http://www.cancer.org and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Web site at http://www.cancer.gov • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Create a patient information sheet for a type of cancer of your choice, using either Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint®. Refer to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute Web sites for information on your selected form of cancer. • Present the information in 250 to 300 words. Your goal is to educate a wide range of individuals who vary in age, reading level, and socioeconomic status. Be mindful of unique characteristics associated with the affected population. Because you have a limited word count, be brief and choose your words carefully. Be creative in your layout while maintaining a professional appearance. • Organize the information into five sections: o Causes and risk factors o Prevention, detection, and diagnosis techniques o How the cancer affects the body o Treatment options and side effects o Name and contact information of at least one support group • Include at least one image (picture or diagram) that supports any of the details you present in the patient information sheet. Include an APA-formatted citation for the image. • Post your patient information sheet as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity located on aXcess at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca240/nail_in_foot.html • Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum • Open both Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity at the same time. • Complete the Inflammatory Response activity first; do not close the activity. You are required to enter information from the completed activity into Appendix C. • Use Appendix C and the completed Inflammatory Response multimedia activity to describe events in an inflammatory response. You will also be required to describe an immune response triggered by allergens. • Post Appendix C as an attachment.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases and the glossary located on the text companion Web site at http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_mulvihill_humandisease_6 • Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum • Refer to Ch. 8 of the text and navigate to the glossary on the text companion Web site by selecting any chapter, then selecting Audio Glossary on the left side of the page. Use both resources to research your answer. • Post your response to the following: You are the supervisor for the Axia College Blood Bank. One day during a blood drive, a student donating blood asks “What exactly is in whole blood?” Answer the student’s question in 150 to 200 words by explaining the purpose of the following blood products: plasma, red blood cells, and platelets. Make sure your explanation can be easily understood by the blood donor, who has not taken any science classes
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Navigate to the WebMD® Web site. • Select a digestive disorder discussed in the Main forum for this week’s Discussion Question 2. Choose a discussion in which you did not participate. HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 20 • Post your 250- to 300-word response to the following: o Describe the medical equipment and procedures involved in diagnosing and treating the condition. o If the disease has been diagnosed, do you agree with the doctor? Why or why not? o If you don’t agree with the doctor, or the disease has not yet been diagnosed, offer a diagnosis and treatment plan.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com HCA 240 Assignment: Blood Disorders HCA 240 Exercise: Name That Pathogen HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nervous System Diseases HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nutrition and the Food Pyramid HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Radio Ad HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 CheckPoint: Diagnosis and Treatment HCA 240 CheckPoint: Kidney Failure HCA 240 Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview HCA 240 Assignment: Mental Illness Paper HCA 240 Final Project: Public Awareness and Human Diseases HCA 240 CheckPoint: Cardiovascular Disease Interview HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Functions of Immunity HCA 240 CheckPoint: Type I and Type II Diabetes HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Blood Bank Supervisor HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Cancer Patient Information Sheet HCA 240 Assignment: High School STD Presentation HCA 240 Capstone Discussion Question
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Imagine the changes a head nurse that has worked at the same hospital over the last 45 years has seen. From advances in organ transplants to the HIV/AIDS crisis, the health care delivery industry must continually re-invent itself in order to provide effective service to patients. • Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: How do disease trends impact the delivery of health care services, such as treatment options and resources available to the public?
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases, the WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com, and the drkoop® Web site at http://www.drkoop.com • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Read each of the following three scenarios: o Amy, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Amy only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only artificial fruit punch. o Marcus is a 5-year-old African-American male who has just moved to New York City, and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mom tells the nurse that she carries the “trait” and wants Marcus screened for it. o Richard has noted over the past several weeks that he is having more bruises, or ecchymosis, all over his body. After coughing this morning, he noticed tiny red marks all around his eyes. HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 18 • Use Ch. 8 of the text to identify the blood disorder each of the three patients are at risk for. Base your identifications upon symptoms, lifestyle, or family history. • Visit the WebMD® and drkoop® Web sites to research each of the three blood disorders. Each site has a search bar to help target your research. Use one additional Internet source for a total of three sources.