Thursday, August 8, 2013

K to 12 Grade 8, Mapeh, Family Health 1

Introduction

As you continue to grow and develop, it is important that you know how to manage the crucial aspect
of your personality, your sexual health. This module will help you understand the concept of gender and human sexuality. It will also enhance your decision-making skills to help you manage sexuality-related concerns.
Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as link to gender and human sexuality issues is particularly significant for one’s sexuality as significant factor to the optimum development of family health. Prevailing norms and standards of society relative to gender and human sexuality have greatly influenced the important growing implications for the HIV and AIDS challenge.
As a final point, education for human sexuality will help you make intelligent decisions concerning sexual behaviors and will help you grow into a mature man or a mature woman.

K to 12 Grade 8 Mapeh, Health, Alcohol

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL DRINKING

When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it goes in all the parts of the body. The main effect of alcohol
drinking reflects on a person’s central nervous system (CNS). The CNS control’s one’s mental processes, memory, speech, learning and decision-making. It also affects a person’s senses, feelings, movement and breathing.

The amount of alcohol that entered in the bloodstream at a certain period can be measured in percentages through blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or most often called blood alcohol level (BAL). A BAC of 0.05 percent means there is 5 parts of alcohol per 10,000 parts of blood in the body. A 0.3-0.5 percent BAC could lead to coma, brain damages and even death.

K to 12 Grade 8 Mapeh, Health, Alcohol

K to 12 Grade 8 Mapeh, Health, Disease

INTRODUCTION

Disease prevention and control is a very important health concern because it affects the quality of
people’s life. Communicable diseases not only threatens the sick person but also his/her family and the society in general. Thus, protecting ourselves and our families from diseases is both a personal and social responsibility.

This material will introduce you to the nature of communicable diseases and it’s prevention and management. You will discover that the spread of communicable diseases to the environment threatens the populace, so each one must understand how to prevent the spread and learn how to manage it.

There’s a very popular saying “Prevention is

K to 12 Grade 8 Mapeh, Health, Family Heatlh

Introduction

Family is a very important part of our everyday life. It helps us in improving our personality. It also
helps us in shaping our life. It teaches us the value of integrity, love and honesty and provides us with tools necessary for success.

Do you know how your parents met and formed your family? Were you able to ask them their love story?

Family is considered a place where you can be yourself. It is a place where you are accepted for what you are. This is where you are completely tension free and everyone is there to help you. Family encourages you when you are surrounded by problems. It helps you survive through tough times and brings joy and happiness into your life.

Today, most people don’t realize the importance of family, they prefer to spend most of their time with

K to 12 Grade 8 Mapeh, Health, Cigarettes

INTRODUCTION

This learning material is designed to inform you about the dangers of gateway drugs and teach you the
various strategies to prevent substance use and abuse. It will provide you with a solid knowledge base from which you may gain more information about prevention, intervention, and laws governing substance abuse. You will also learn about the implications of cigarettes and alcohol use to self, family, community and the country as a whole. Varied activities are designed to help you learn strategies to prevent cigarette and alcohol use and abuse.

Because they are generally accepted and widely available, cigarette and alcohol remain both major health threats among Filipinos. What is more alarming is the fact that use of these gateway drugs makes one more vulnerable to dangerous drugs such as marijuana and shabu. Thus, it is always best not to light that first cigarette or drink that first bottle of beer. Live with the principle: “Be smart, do not start!”

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Exercising regularly makes us feel better. It helps us lose weight while improving our muscular strength and flexibility. Davis and Cowles (1991) said that the psychological benefits of fitness include enhanced self-esteem, greater self-reliance, decreased anxiety and relief from mild depressions. Brisk walking from 30 to 45 minutes six to seven times a week cuts the risks of cardiovascular disease. There are also nutritional benefits from exercise. It helps control obesity, helps suppress the appetite, helps conserve lean tissues and enables a physically active person to have healthier quantity of fats in the blood.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Health Assessment Tools


Screening tests are an important part of the comprehensive health assessment of students every year. The medical and dental team consisting of the doctor, dentist and nurse handle most of them. The health teacher also helps in the test during their health class. They can assist in the vision testing, screening for scoliosis and plumb line test for posture. They also get the students' height and weight in preparation for the fitness testing. The teacher who assess the fitness status of the students also administers the fitness testing. The ultimate purpose of this is for your own protection and good health. The data gathered from the screening test are needed to help identity the disabilities that will deter you from giving your best in your studies for the whole academic year. Blurred vision, dental carries, poor posture, hearing difficulty and susceptibility to communicable diseases will prevent you from learning and enjoying your time in school with your classmate.

Your health record is very important. It contains the following essential information:

  • Student/family health history
  • Copy of recent medical assessment (physical examination)
  • Immunization records
  • Emergency contact information
  • Record of dental examination
  • Attendance data
  • School-related accidents or injuries
  • Parents conference regarding student's health
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