Welcome to Health!

Scroll down to find resources, read articles, and view assignments for each unit.

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Fast food is getting healthier - but Americans, unfortunately, arent (Vox - 11/13/15)
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There's a lot of confusion about eating fat. Here's what scientists agree on. (Vox - 11/28/15)
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Links for Disease Information Pamphlet Research:
National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov

Body Image & Mental Health

13 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Need To Be Following (Buzzfeed)

12 Things People Don't Understand About Eating Disorders (Buzzfeed)
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The Night I Spoke Up About My #BlackSuicide (Buzzfeed)

Alcohol & Drugs

How Your Brain Works

Use the following links to explore how your brain works. Answer the questions in your notebook. You don't have to copy the questions.
The Brain
Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
1. What are the 3 main parts of the brain?

3-D Brain Anatomy
(may not work)

Interactive Brain
2. Which part of the brain is involved with memory?
3. Which part of the brain controls judgement and decision-making?
The Teenage Brain
Anatomy of the Teen Brain

TED Talk - The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

The Teen Brain

Teenage Brain

The Teen Brain Still Under Construction
4. What happens to the frontal cortex during adolescence?
5. How is a teenage brain different from an adult brain?
6. About how many years does it take for the brain to fully develop?
How Alcohol Affects the Teenage Brain
Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage
7. How many drinks in one occasion is considered heavy, or binge, drinking?
8. When given memory tests, what gender differences were seen between boys and girls who drank heavily?
9. What is white matter and how is it affected by alcohol?
How Drugs Affect the Brain
The Science of Addiction
10. What are 3 interesting things you learned from this website?

This is How Drugs Work

Mouse Party
11. Give one example of how drugs disrupt the normal communication between neurons (nerve cells).
Test Your Brian
Test My Brain

Brain Games
12. On the Test My Brain website, complete the Puzzles and Words Test. What were your results?
(Extra Credit)
13. Why are concussions dangerous?
14. What are 5 warning signs to look for in the first few days after a head injury that could be signs of a concussion?

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal (Vox - 11/10/15)
The 3 deadliest drugs are all totally legal.
The 3 deadliest drugs are all totally legal.

Does Pot Cause Your Brain to Rot? (Scientific American - 12/18/14)
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Smoking rates in America are now the lowest they’ve been in more than 50 years (Vox - 11/14/15)

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful? (nida.gov)
E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know (scholastic.com)

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among Teens (U.S. News & World Report - 4/16/15)
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*************E-cigarettes and health — here's what the evidence actually says (Vox - 5/5/16)

The Wild West of e-cigarettes just ended with a new, sweeping federal rule (Vox - 5/5/16)

How Molly Works in the Brain (Scientific American - 3/10/15)
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Heroin Overdose Deaths Nearly Quadruple in 13 Years (Scientific American - 3/4/15)
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*************The Spread of Marijuana Legalization Explained (Vox)

Recreational Marijuana Legalization In California Set For Vote (Huffington Post - 5/4/16)

Drug Presentation PowerPoint Presentation

Use GOOGLE DRIVE!!!! Do not save onto laptop.
Save file as - "Drug, Period _ - Name #1, Name #2"
Share PowerPoint with your partner(s) in case of absences.
Share finished PowerPoint with Ms. Lin at least 2 hours before your presentation - victorialeilin@gmail.com
1. Title - drug, name of presenters
2. 3 Statistics/Facts about drug - include at least 1 related to teenagers
3. General Information - what is it?, AKA, class, how is it used?
4. Short-Term Effects - include info on if you can die from one-time use of drug
5. Long-Term Effects - include info about how addictive the drug is
6. References - websites used
Additional Notes:
- Groups will give a 3 minute presentation.
- Make sure each slide has a title and an appropriate visual. (NO PROMOTION OF DRUG USE)
- If you put it on a slide, you have to know what it is/what it means. (Don't copy and paste.)

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Presentation Schedule

Period 5
May 3
1. Joshua/Edrei - MDMA

2. Beverly/Elisha - Marijuana

3. Jose O. - Anabolic Steroids

4. Erin/Alexis M. - Shrooms
May 5
1. Ismael/Jennifer - Roofies

2. Danny/Ashley - Cocaine

3. Andy - Bath Salts

4. Isidro/Ricardo - LSD
May 9
1. Yareli/Keyla - Inhalants

2. Kevin D./Alexis C./Kevin L. - Heroin

3. Luis/Abigail - Rx Drugs (stimulants)

4. Dalila/Anthony - Meth
May 10
1. Daisy/Brian G. - Rx Drugs (painkillers)


It’s not just Charlie Sheen. People living with HIV still face enormous stigma and hate. (Vox - 11/17/15)

Topic List for Final Exam

Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Fall 2015 Syllabus


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Teen Line - If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands.
1-800-TLC-TEEN / 1-800-852-8336
Toll free in California. 6pm-10pm PST.

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STD Information
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