Life style changes can deter heart
disease and extend longevity.
Americans have been very informed about
the catastrophic results of heart disease for
a long time. However, another very
dangerous disease is afflicting more and
more Americans every year.
The increase in diabetes among Americans is
nearing epidemic levels. One contributing factor
to this increase appears to be the change in the
average daily diet of Americans which now has
five to ten times as much sugar as it did 50
Type 2 diabetes is a result of the body developing a
resistance to insulin. Since the muscles cannot process the
higher levels of sugar in the blood stream, the body’s blood
vessels sustain serious damage.
Do you know anyone who has
How should diabetics change their
life style so their health can be
Let’ summarize some of the things
that we know about diabetes.
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The most common forms of skin cancer are basal
cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell
carcinoma. Since the color and shape of skin cancer
can vary, a physician needs to make the diagnosis.
Exposure to excessive amounts sunlight contributes
to the formation of skin cancers.
Cancer is a daunting disease that results
in out of control growth in body cells.
Cancer cells divide at a faster rate than
normal cells and encroach on and destroy
healthy tissue and organs.
This large tumor was removed from a cancer patient
to reduce the chances of damage to surrounding
tissue. After removal, physicians examined the patient
for signs of malignant tissue to determine if the
cancer had metastasized.
Why do some people
get cancer while
others do not?
Cancer has many different causes. Some
cancers are caused by environmental factors
such as chemical pollutants or excessive
exposure to the sun. Others are caused by
life style issues such as diet and exercise.
Many other diseases afflict our population and
are generally related to our genetic makeup or
our surrounding environment. Diseases of the
lungs can be very dangerous and may be caused
by genetic factors, air pollution, or smoking.
What are some of the
diseases affect the
What are the symptoms for
What triggers asthma attacks?
How serious is an asthma
Many factors contribute to the
increase in deadly diseases in the
United States. Unfortunately, some
individuals are predisposed to disease
from birth. However, everyone can
benefit from lifestyle and
Divide into pairs or
small groups for the
Can exercise reduce your risk of serious
What kind of exercise do you get?
How often do you exercise?
Would you exercise more if you knew that
you would get a horrible disease because
you do not exercise enough?
How often do you exercise?
Why do you think exercise is important?
What might get you to exercise more
Check-up and Review
Raise your green card if you believe
the statement is true or your red
card if you think it is false.
True or False-1
symptoms are the
same for men and
Diseases Quiz A
1. Build-up plaque/fat
deposits in the arteries
2. High blood sugar that
amputation, and heart
3. Usually caused by
smoke or pollution
4. Uncontrolled cell
5. Blood clots in the
arteries of the brain.
B. Heart disease
E. Lung cancer
Which one of these statements is
false about Diabetes?
A. Contributes to Heart Disease
B. Results in Sugar levels always being low
C. May be made worse by a poor diet and poor
D. May result in loss of limbs
Which one of the following does not
increase the risk of getting
A. Saturated Fats
B. Extra Sun Exposure
C. Eating a low Calorie diet
D. Tobacco Smoke
E. Having a family member with Cancer
Which one is not a disease of
the Respiratory System?
The previous presentation contained
higher level vocabulary words. During the
course of this unit, you will be studying
these words in several exercises and
learning to use them as you complete
Critical Terms and Vocabulary
Study the following
terms and vocabulary
as they relate to the
main ideas presented
in your selected
The following words were highlighted during the prior
presentation. Use the Merriam-Webster.com online dictionary
or regular dictionary, and write a definition for each of the
following words. Review activities for these words will be
included later in this unit.
Perilous vascular precipitate longevity
Deter catastrophic afflicting factor
Adverse metastasized litany daunting
Encroach afflict predisposed
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