As we get older we are less resistant to some diseases. Vaccinations can help us fight off viruses and bacterial infections. In addition, adults who are immunized help reduce the risk of infection in the community for others who are not yet immunized or cannot be immunized due to health reasons. This lesson looks at vaccinations for influenza, pneumococcal, meningococcal, shingles, Tdap and other diseases and when and why they are needed given a variety of circumstances. We will look at risk factors for these diseases—and who should or shouldn’t get vaccinations, as well as different methods of delivery and distribution of the vaccines.
This lesson describes the importance of the molecule Nitric Oxide (or NO) in disease prevention and reversal. We will focus on ways to improve nitric oxide production using different foods as well as other methods.
Walking is a simple form of exercise that has proven benefits from weight loss to stress control for people at all fitness levels. Walking is particularly beneficial for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis. Although walking is a simple form of exercise, there are a number of factors to consider when starting a walking program to ensure your safety and obtain the greatest health benefits. This lesson shares the health benefits of walking as a form of physical activity and will introduce the Walk With Ease program developed by the Arthritis Foundation to provide techniques to develop and maintain a walking program.
Prepared by: Jamie Davis (Lake County) and Katie Conte (OSU Campus)
Most of us have probably observed signs of skin aging —wrinkles, skin spots, red patches, softness in areas that used to be firm—these are natural. This lesson will look at what causes changes in the skin as we age, techniques to preserve skin quality, and treatments to prevent or address skin damage or pre-cancerous cells.