HED 44 - Ch14 - Health Education 44 Chapter 14 CHAPTER 14...

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Health Education 44 – Chapter 14 CHAPTER 14 1. The major controllable risk factors for contracting infectious diseases are at least partly from our lifestyle decisions and behaviors include vigor of immune response; preexisting level of immunity; nutritional status; preexisting diseases; habits such as smoking, drinking, drugs; and psychological factors such as stress, depression and anxiety. 2. A pathogen is a disease-causing agent. The similarity between both pathogen and antigen lies in some of the types they have, such as bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasites. However, both differ in a way that each of them functions, pathogen is responsible for the cause of the disease, and pathogen itself can cause a disease, whereas an antigen is a substance capable of triggering an immune response. There are some risk factors that are beyond our control that can threaten our health, the most common factors are: heredity, aging, environmental conditions, and organism. However, we can control some of the risk factors like too much stress, lack of sleep, misuse or abuse of legal and illegal substances, poor personal hygiene, high
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2010 for the course HED Hed44 taught by Professor Owens during the Fall '09 term at Pasadena City College.

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HED 44 - Ch14 - Health Education 44 Chapter 14 CHAPTER 14...

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