Body Systems and Health

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Healthy Circulatory and Respiratory Systems:

This video program explores the role of the body’s circulatory and respiratory systems, emphasizing things we can do to maintain these important systems. Regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and not smoking are just a few of the things people should do to maintain healthy circulatory and respiratory systems. Some of the more common health problems associated with these systems are discussed including heart disease, high blood pressure, upper respiratory infections, and asthma. Other terminology includes: cardiovascular system, heart, blood, blood vessels, lungs, and lung cancer.

Healthy Skeletal and Muscular Systems:
Action-oriented footage highlights the nature and care of the skeletal and muscular systems. The processes by which these systems work together to help us move are discussed. Specific things we can do to maintain these systems in a healthy manner are explored. Some problems associated with these systems are investigated including: muscle injures, bone fractures, sprains, and arthritis. Other terminology includes: bone, cartilage, joint, tendon, and ligaments. Includes teacher's guide and student activities

Healthy Nervous and Endocrine Systems:
This program explores the essential components and functions of the nervous system while also investigating the endocrine system. The following parts of the nervous system are illustrated through colorful graphics: brain, spinal cord, nerves, and sense organs. Nervous system problems such as meningitis, stroke, and concussion are discussed. The role the endocrine system plays in controlling certain body functions is investigated, as are specific endocrine problems. Important terminology includes: cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, hormones, testosterone, estrogen, glands, and insulin. Includes teacher's guide and student activities

Healthy Digestive and Excretory Systems:
This program reviews what our body does with the food we consume, and covers the major digestive organs and processes. The fundamental processes by which the body disposes of various types of wastes via the excretory system are also investigated. Common problems occurring in the digestive and excretory systems are discussed. Important terminology includes: nutrients, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, peristalsis, villi, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, ulcer, stomach and colon cancer, bladder, urethra, kidneys, nephrons, urine, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones.Includes teacher's guide and student activities

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Barcode: 
GVLIB101359
Location: 
B326