Health/Phys. Ed.

Advertising Cigarettes | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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The theory of chemical carcinogenesis, and the link between tobacco consumption and disease, was unknown for a large part of the 20th Century. Advertisements for tobacco skyrocketed after World War I, resulting in an unprecedented increase in lung cancer.

How Exercise Can Improve Your Memory | BrainCraft

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In this episode, we look at the health benefits to your brain of doing regular exercise.

In Search for Healthier Food: Scientists Get More Salt Taste from Less Salt

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Learn how researchers are devising healthier foods with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 14, 2014.

Rob Pene's Story | What's Your Calling? Film Module

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Rob Pene was born in American Samoa and came to the United States on a baseball scholarship. Unsuccessful in his major-league tryouts, he pursues his passion through an urban ministry. He also writes and performs Christian rap. The sudden death of his father challenges Pene’s commitment to his chosen path.

The French Family | The Homefront

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Learn about the challenges of the military lifestyle for kids in this clip from The Homefront. Army Colonel Jeffrey French, his wife Kathy, and their three children Kyle (20), Sarah (19) and Annemarie (13) are currently stationed at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA—their eleventh duty station. For the kids, these moves have meant leaving friends and changing schools frequently—as many as nine, in Kyle's case. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-2010, Jeff's unit suffered many casualties, and several of its soldiers were found guilty of war crimes. Despite this challenging period, the Frenches remain committed to the Army—particularly their son, Kyle, who is following in his father's footsteps and is now a third year cadet at West Point.

Why Do We Feel Mind-Blown? | BrainCraft

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Is a mind-blowing moment rewarding and addictive? We discuss the emotional aspects of being mind-blown in this episode.

Food and Drink Labels Get New Look, More Information | PBS NewsHour

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Hear why the FDA decided to give food labels a makeover with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 20, 2016.

Good Sleep = Good Gut? | Braincraft

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Each of us has one trillion microbes living on (or inside) our bodies.

Green Chemistry

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In this video adapted from Contaminated Without Consent, participants in a national study talk about the toxic chemicals—including phthalates, BPA, and brominated flame retardants—found in dust samples from their homes. Scientist John Warner discusses the possibility of safer alternatives using green chemistry: the science of how to make materials in an environmentally responsible way.

Women in Science - Lesson Activities | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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Women have played central roles in researching and treating cancer. Explore the stories of Dr. Suzanne Cole, a leading cancer doctor, Dr. Mary-Claire King, who discovered the genetic mutation that causes breast cancer, and Dr. Lori Wilson, a surgical oncologist who was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. See Support Materials below for discussion questions about palliative care, research challenges, and the struggles of being a doctor coping with her own cancer diagnosis.

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