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Health and Society

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Health and Society
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Print Health and Society Reading Comprehension


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

Vocabulary
     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
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Health
    Alcohol  
 
    Bicycle Safety  
 
    Circulatory System  
 
    Digestive System  
 
    Disabilities  
 
    Drugs  
 
    Excretory System  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Health Professionals  
 
    Healthy Life  
 
    Hygiene  
 
    Illnesses  
 
    Medical Tools  
 
 
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
 
    Muscular System  
 
    My Plate  
 
    Nervous System  
 
    Nutrition  
 
    Reproductive System  
 
    Respiratory System  
 
    Skeletal System  
 
    Teeth  
 
    The Five Senses  
 
    The Human Body  
 
    Tobacco  
 



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