Discussion Help

1. Write a short paragraph giving an example of homeostasis (other than body temperature regulation). Identify the three elements of a homeostatic control system (receptor, control center, and effector) in your example.

2. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm378393.htm

In an attempt to clean skin more thoroughly, antibacterial soaps have gained popularity. Read the article from the FDA at the above link and give your opinion if antibacterial soaps should be continued to be used as they are today.

3. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/what-a-bump-to-the-head-looks-like-inside-your-brain/

Go to the link and answer the following questions:

a. What is the function of microglia following brain injury?

b. Why is time critical when treating brain injuries?

c. Do you think the NFL (National Football League) should alter the way the game is played to prevent brain injuries?

4. www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyV_Cdwg8bQ

View the Youtube video and answer the following questions:

a. What hormone “unlocks the door to the cell” so that glucose can get in?

b. Name three of the main symptoms of diabetes mellitus Type 1&2.

c. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. What can we do to decrease the odds of developing diabetes?

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvOU4Do4xZ8

View the Youtube video and calculate your heart age. If you are younger than 30 yr, calculate a friend or family member’s heart age.

a. Is your/family or friend heart age what you expected?

b. Do you think this is an accurate way to calculate general heart health? Why or why not?

6. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/10/11/355126926/frozen-poop-pills-fight-life-threatening-infections

Read the above article from NPR and answer the following questions:

a. What type of infection mentioned in the article was effectively treated by “poop pills”?

b. If you had this infection, would you be willing to try “poop pills”? Why or why not?

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