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Health and Society

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Health and Society
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   10.35

     challenging words:    society, tolerance, thereby, underage, individual, favor, policy, deal, education, technology, homeless, government, public, promote, improvement, advocate

Health and Society
By Jennifer Kenny

1     A great deal of attention is given to how an individual can have and maintain good health. This always has and always will be essential. Society also plays an important role in health. Public health is the protection and improvement of the health of people in a society. Most communities address health problems in four ways - medical advances, technology, public policy, and education.
2     Through medical research, there are many advances in information and treatment related to health issues all the time. For example, diabetes is a serious disease. In a diabetic's body, there is too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. The body lacks a hormone, insulin, that allows glucose to be absorbed and used by the body. Diabetics must constantly test their blood sugar level, monitor what they eat, and often give themselves insulin shots. Scientists are working on an implanted insulin pump to monitor and control blood sugar, thereby eliminating the need for daily insulin shots.
3     Technology is another way society addresses health problems. Computers and lasers are among the products meant to help people. A glucose meter helps diabetics test their sugar levels at home.

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Healthy Life
             Healthy Life

    Bicycle Safety  
    Circulatory System  
    Digestive System  
    Excretory System  
    Food Pyramid  
    Health Professionals  
    Healthy Life  
    Medical Tools  
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
    Muscular System  
    My Plate  
    Nervous System  
    Reproductive System  
    Respiratory System  
    Skeletal System  
    The Five Senses  
    The Human Body  

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