The ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live
Decision Making Skills
Steps that enable you to make a healthful decision
Those things that you aim for that take planning and work
Short Term Goal
A goal that you can reach in a short period of time
Long Term Goal
A goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time
A multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals
A disease in which some body cells grow and divide uncontrollably
Drugs that stop the growth of bacteria
A disease that naturally occurs in low numbers (like the flu, it keeps coming back naturally, but isn't too deadly)
A disease that is caused by a pathogen and can be spread
Inflammation of a joint
A condition in which the body isn't able to produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels.
A disease that takes advantage of the body's sometimes weakened immune system
Single celled organisms that are more complex than bacteria
Having a hypersensitivity to a substance that wouldn't normally cause a reaction
A single celled organism that is usually useful, but some can be very harmful
A disease that is not caused by a pathogen and can't be spread
A disease occurring in high numbers in a certain local area
A harmless variant of a certain pathogen that doesn't hurt you, but helps that body build an immune response towards that disease
An organism that spreads a disease (Ex. Mosquito spreads malaria that is caused by a protist)
A disease relating to the heart and blood vessels
The theory that all infectious diseases are caused by certain harmful microorganisms
DNA surrounded by protein. Invades host cell and reproduces, destroying the cell, usually causing harm. Not considered living.
A disease that occurs in high numbers all over, not just in a localized area.
To maintain a balance in the body
An organism that uses the host to it's benefit while harming the host.
Symptoms develop rapidly, but the disease only lasts a short period of time.
A disease that stays for a long time and can be permanent and takes a long time to develop. Can't be spread.
A positive state in which you are physically, mentally, and socially healthy
Knowing about your health and what you can do to make it better
The expected amount of years a certain person, or population is going to live
Incidence of a specific notifiable disease within a population
The death rate in a population
Behavioral Risk Factors
Things that you do that can increase your risk to get certain diseases. (Smoking, drinking, eating unhealthy, etc.)
The history of the disease that your family has. Increases your chances to get certain diseases
Passed down from your parents. Determine your features and can also increase/decrease your risk for certain disease.
Your body's system to defend against invaders.
Disease causing agents
A shortage of sleep. Leads to tiredness and other health problems.
The biological clock. Regular bodily rhythms that occur on a 24 hour cycle
Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
A sleep disorder in which you experience uncontrollable sleep attacks
A disorder in which a person stops breathing for short periods while sleeping
Something used to dry up and stop sweat
Inflammatory disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands.
A result of eating sugary foods and not brushing, bacteria in your mouth break down the sugar and produce toxins which break down your teeth.
Inflammation of the gums
Something used to block the sun's harmful UV radiation
Moods or feelings you experience
The ability to keep a positive outlook and know they will eventually feel better
The ability to recover from traumatic and stress events
the skill of identifying one's own emotions and understanding the emotions fo others
The ability to imagine yourself in someone else's place
The ratio of fat, bone and muscle in a person's body
Body Mass Index, a tool used when assessing an individual's weight status. Calculated using the person's height and weight ((Weight (lbs))/(Height (in))^2)*703