Meeks Heit Health & Wellness

Unit 4: Growth and Development

Web Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides detailed information about numerous careers on its Web site. Use the occupational cluster buttons on the left side of the page and compare the health careers listed in both the Professional and Related and Service clusters. In your journal or on your computer, create a table for comparing health careers. Across the top, label five columns Function, Responsibilities, Training, Earnings, Working Conditions. Label each row with a job title and complete the table using Occupational Outlook Handbook. Compare at least two careers from each of the (Professional and Related and Service) clusters.
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American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has put together this page to explain how to perform breast self-exams. Use the information on this Web page to design a poster explaining the importance of breast self-exams, including instructions on how to perform the exam.
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Baby Center
This site, with advice for new and existing parents, provides information about the stages of child development—before and after birth. Visit this site and track the development of a baby month-by-month. Then use this information to make a display for your class.
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
This organization provides information about hospice programs around the country. Visit the site and use the online directory to find a hospice organization near you. Check out one of these organizations’ Web sites and learn how you can get involved. As a class project, with your instructor’s supervision, volunteer in a local hospice organization.
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Teens, Dyslexia, and Other Learning Disabilities
This site is designed by teens to help other teens cope with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Learn more about this condition and visit the section on famous people who had dyslexia. Research one of these people and write a report on their accomplishments.
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Abiator's LSI Tests
Everyone has a different style of learning. This New Zealand Web site breaks learning styles into Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic-Tactile. Visit this site and take the online tests to discover your learning style. Use the tips on how to study as your learning style when you study for your next test.
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Inner Body
This site has visual diagrams of the different systems of your body—from cardiovascular system to urinary system. Click on the different systems to learn how they work and see animations and diagrams of them. Develop your own diagrams based on what you find in this web site and assemble a booklet of your information.
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Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Learn more about Parkinson’s disease on this Web site, which is maintained by an organization devoted to the research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Visit this site and write an entry in your journal that explains the symptoms and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
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