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HCA 240 Assignment Blood Disorders

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Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases, the WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com,
and the drkoop® Web site at http://www.drkoop.com
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Read each of the following three scenarios:
o Amy, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has been complaining of being tired all the
time. She is pale and a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget
to feed a large family. Amy only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only
artificial fruit punch.
o Marcus is a 5-year-old African-American male who has just moved to New York City,
and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mom tells the
nurse that she carries the “trait” and wants Marcus screened for it.
o Richard has noted over the past several weeks that he is having more bruises, or
ecchymosis, all over his body. After coughing this morning, he noticed tiny red marks
all around his eyes.
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Use Ch. 8 of the text to identify the blood disorder each of the three patients are at risk
for. Base your identifications upon symptoms, lifestyle, or family history.
Visit the WebMD® and drkoop® Web sites to research each of the three blood disorders.
Each site has a search bar to help target your research. Use one additional Internet
source for a total of three sources.
Write a 700- to 1,000-word paper in APA format that gives details about each of the three
conditions.
Include a description of the cause of the disorder, how it can be diagnosed, what can be
done to treat it, and how to prevent it in the future.

Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment

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HCA 240 Assignment High School STD Presentatio

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Please Add Own Images

Teenagers and young adults ages 15-24 account for 48% of sexually transmitted diseases
(STDs) diagnosed (Mulvihill et al., 2006). Education is one of the weapons that can be used
to combat the spread of STDs.
Resource: Appendix E
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Use a minimum of three sources other than the text.
Refer to Appendix E for directions and tips on building a Microsoft® PowerPoint®
presentation.
Create a PowerPoint® presentation about an STD that you could present to a group of
high school students and their parents. Your presentation must include detailed speaker
notes. Include the following:
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o Title, introductory, concluding, and reference slides plus 10-12 slides in the body of
the presentation
o A definition of the term ‘STD’
o Select one STD to use as an example (you may not use HIV/AIDS as your example)
throughout your discussion of the following:
Signs and symptoms
o What are they?
o Where are they?
o How do signs and symptoms differ based upon gender?
Contrast normal with abnormal structure and function of affected parts of the
body.
Identify short-term and long-term effects of the STD on affected organs
Explain how the STD is transmitted.
Describe treatment options.
Discuss prevention methods.
Follow APA formatting guidelines when citing your sources.
Post your presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.
Reference
Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006) Instructor’s
resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River,

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HCA 240 Assignment HIV AIDS An Overview

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Fourteen percent of the population in Nairobi, Kenya is infected with the HIV virus. The rate is
even higher in the Kenyan military at 20%. (Mulvihill et al., 2006)
Resource: Ch. 2 of Human Diseases
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Compose a 1,300- to 1,450-word paper in APA format that provides an overview of
HIV/AIDS. Address the following:
o Explain the difference between HIV and AIDS.
o Describe various ways HIV can be transmitted.
o Identify and discuss what has changed in the immune system when an HIV patient
becomes an AIDS patient.
o Explain why the body’s innate immunity fails in an AIDS patient.
o Describe treatments available for HIV/AIDS patients.
o Discuss precautions to prevent the spread of HIV.
o Describe at least one global awareness campaign to fight the spread of HIV.
Use at least three sources other than your text.
Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
Reference
Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006) Instructor’s
resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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HCA 240 Assignment Mental Illness Paper

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Resources: University Library and Table 15-3 on p. 325 of Human Diseases
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Select a form of mental illness from the following list:
o ADHD
o Anxiety disorder (select only one): panic disorder, general anxiety disorder (GAD),
any phobic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD)
o Autism
o Anorexia nervosa
o Bipolar disorder
o Bulimia nervosa
o Depression
o Schizophrenia
Compose a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in APA format that addresses the following:
o Use at least three sources from the University Library.
o Discuss the history or background of the illness, including myths, misconceptions,
and treatments of the past.
o What are the signs and symptoms of the selected mental illness?
o Identify the neurotransmitters associated with the illness, and discuss how they are
related to the signs and symptoms. Use Table 15-3 on p.325 for assistance.
o How is the illness diagnosed? What tests and professionals are involved?
o What treatments are available for the illness? How can the patient’s environment
promote or detract from successful treatment?
o How does diagnosis and treatment of the illness today compare with diagnosis and
treatment of the past

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HCA 240 CheckPoint Diagnosis and Treatment

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Resource: WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Navigate to the WebMD® Web site.
Select a digestive disorder discussed in the Main forum for this week’s Discussion
Question 2. Choose a discussion in which you did not participate.
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Post your 250- to 300-word response to the following:
o Describe the medical equipment and procedures involved in diagnosing and treating
the condition.
o If the disease has been diagnosed, do you agree with the doctor? Why or why not?
o If you don’t agree with the doctor, or the disease has not yet been diagnosed, offer a
diagnosis and treatment plan.

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HCA 240 CheckPoint 1 Blood Bank Supervisor

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Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases and the glossary located on the text companion
Web site at http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_mulvihill_humandisease_6
Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum
Refer to Ch. 8 of the text and navigate to the glossary on the text companion Web site by
selecting any chapter, then selecting Audio Glossary on the left side of the page. Use
both resources to research your answer.
Post your response to the following: You are the supervisor for the Axia College Blood
Bank. One day during a blood drive, a student donating blood asks “What exactly is in
whole blood?” Answer the student’s question in 150 to 200 words by explaining the
purpose of the following blood products: plasma, red blood cells, and platelets. Make
sure your explanation can be easily understood by the blood donor, who has not taken
any science classes

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HCA 240 CheckPoint 1 Functions of Immunity

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Resources: Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity located on
aXcess at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca240/nail_in_foot.html
Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum
Open both Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity at the same
time.
Complete the Inflammatory Response activity first; do not close the activity. You are
required to enter information from the completed activity into Appendix C.
Use Appendix C and the completed Inflammatory Response multimedia activity to
describe events in an inflammatory response. You will also be required to describe an
immune response triggered by allergens.
Post Appendix C as an attachment.

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HCA 240 CheckPoint 2 Cancer Patient Information Sheet

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Resources: American Cancer Society (ACS) Web site at http://www.cancer.org and the
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Web site at http://www.cancer.gov
Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
Create a patient information sheet for a type of cancer of your choice, using either
Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint®. Refer to the American Cancer Society and the National
Cancer Institute Web sites for information on your selected form of cancer.
Present the information in 250 to 300 words. Your goal is to educate a wide range of
individuals who vary in age, reading level, and socioeconomic status. Be mindful of
unique characteristics associated with the affected population. Because you have a
limited word count, be brief and choose your words carefully. Be creative in your layout
while maintaining a professional appearance.
Organize the information into five sections:
o Causes and risk factors
o Prevention, detection, and diagnosis techniques
o How the cancer affects the body
o Treatment options and side effects
o Name and contact information of at least one support group
Include at least one image (picture or diagram) that supports any of the details you
present in the patient information sheet. Include an APA-formatted citation for the image.
Post your patient information sheet as an attachment

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HCA 240 CheckPoint 2 Radio Ad

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Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
Post your response to the following: Write a 150- to 200-word script for a radio ad that
promotes a healthy musculoskeletal system in old age. Address the risk factors for
arthritis, osteoporosis, and injuries from falls. Incorporate prevention strategies such as
proper nutrition (calcium, diet).

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HCA 240 CheckPoint Cardiovascular Disease Interview

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Resources: Appendix D, and the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can
Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented? videos
Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
Watch the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can Cardiovascular Disease be
Prevented? videos listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the
orange WATCH VIDEO button.
Complete Appendix D.
Post Appendix D as an attachment

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HCA 240 CheckPoint Kidney Failure

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Resource: Ch. 11 of Human Diseases
Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
Answer questions 1-8 below. In each scenario, the patient is experiencing renal failure.
Scenario A: Acute renal failure. Ms. Jones, a 68-year-old female, underwent openheart
surgery to replace several blocked vessels in her heart. On her first day
postoperatively, it was noted that she had very little urine output.
1. What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed
symptom?
2. What other symptoms and signs might occur?
3. What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease?
4. What are possible treatment options and prognosis?
Scenario B: Chronic renal failure. Mr. Hodges, a 73-year-old man, has had congestive
heart failure for the past 5 years. His doctor has told him that his heart is not functioning
well, needing more and more medicine to maintain circulatory function. He has noticed
that he is not urinating more than once a day.
5. Why is the condition of Mr. Hodges’s kidneys affecting the rest of his body?
6. As his chronic renal failure worsens, what other symptoms and signs might occur in
his respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urinary systems?
7. What is causing Mr. Hodges’s kidney disease?
8. What are possible treatment options and prognosis

..................................................................................................................................HCA 240 CheckPoint Nervous System Diseases

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Resource: Appendix G
Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
Read the case studies in Appendix G.
Identify the nervous system disease the patients in each case are suffering from.
Outline the causes, effects, and treatment of the diseases by answering the questions in
Appendix G.
Post Appendix G as an attachment

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HCA 240 CheckPoint Nutrition and the Food Pyramid

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Resources: Appendix B, the My Pyramid Plan calculator Web site at
http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx, and the U.S Department of
Agriculture: Dietary Supplements Web site
Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]
Use Appendix B to identify patterns in nutrition essentials from birth through old age in
Part A. Describe health consequences when nutrition requirements are not met in Part B.
Post Appendix B as an attachment.

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HCA 240 CheckPoint Type I and Type II Diabetes

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According to the ADA Web site, 7% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 30% of those
with diabetes do not even know they have the disease. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is
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critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon
which type of diabetes a patient has.
Resources: Appendix F, Ch. 13 of Human Diseases, and the American Diabetics
Association Web site at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics.jsp
Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
Read the “Save Your Sight: Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes” article listed on this
week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page.
Watch the How Diabetes Gets on Your Nerves and Understanding the Link Between
Hypertension and Diabetes videos listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page
by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button.
Use Ch. 13 of the text in addition to the ADA Web site to find details about the two types
of diabetes as you complete Appendix F.
Post Appendix F as an attachment

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HCA 240 Entire Course

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HCA 240 Assignment: Blood Disorders

HCA 240 Exercise: Name That Pathogen

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nervous System Diseases

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nutrition and the Food Pyramid

HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Radio Ad

HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 1

HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 2

HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 1

HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 2

HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 1

HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 2

HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 1

HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 2

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Diagnosis and Treatment

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Kidney Failure

HCA 240 Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview

HCA 240 Assignment: Mental Illness Paper

HCA 240 Final Project: Public Awareness and Human Diseases

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Cardiovascular Disease Interview

HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Functions of Immunity

HCA 240 CheckPoint: Type I and Type II Diabetes

HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Blood Bank Supervisor

HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Cancer Patient Information Sheet

HCA 240 Assignment: High School STD Presentation

HCA 240 Capstone Discussion Question

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HCA 240 Exercise Name That Pathogen

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Resource: Name That Pathogen multimedia exercise located on your aXcess page at
http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca240/name_that_pathogen.html
Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]
Complete the Name That Pathogen multimedia exercise. Once you have achieved a
score of 100%, take a screen shot of the results by pressing Ctrl + Print Screen.
Paste the screen shot into a Word document and post the document as an attachment

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HCA 240 Final Project Public Awareness and Human DiseasesHCA 240 Final Project Public Awareness and Human Diseases

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Current disease trends in America include dramatic increases in obesity, cardiovascular
diseases, diabetes, strokes, and other age- and lifestyle-related conditions. This suggests
needs for community organizations to provide education and exercise programs for all ages;
for employers to provide incentives for participation in health maintenance and wellness
programs, gyms and exercise programs; and for hospitals to provide adequate follow-up
instruction after discharge.
Resources: Appendix A and the appropriate Web site for the disease selected
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum
Review the final project requirements described in Appendix A.
Select one of the following widespread health issues: obesity, congestive heart disease,
diabetes, cancer, stroke, or COPD. If you would like to choose another subject, you must
contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that disease.
Visit two or more of the following Web sites that are appropriate for your selected
disease:
o Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov
o Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com
o American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org
o American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org
o American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org
o American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org
o WebMD®: http://www.webmd.com
Use a minimum of two of the above Web sites and four additional sources other than the
text.
Provide an overview of the selected health issue.
Review at least one current program within your local K-12 schools, your employer, or
your community that educates people about that disease. If you’re not sure where to find
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information, check the school district’s Web site, your employer’s Web site or human
resources department, the city’s Web site, or the county health department Web site.
Propose an improved community-based education/awareness program, targeted at the
population most affected by the disease, that builds upon the existing program you are
researching.
Combine the disease overview, review of the education program for the disease, and
your proposal to improve the program into a paper according to the following guidelines:
o Identify the disease and describe characteristics of the group most affected by the
disease.
o Discuss the major causes of the disease, which body systems are affected, and how
those body systems are affected by the disease.
o Discuss risk factors that can be controlled and how to control them, as well as risk
factors that cannot be controlled.
o Discuss the evolution of treatment options available to patients; give a brief history of
treatment procedures over time.
o Describe current treatment methods, and include what patients can expect in regards
to medical tests and procedures, equipment involved, therapies, and medications.
o Discuss future treatment options based upon current research.
o Evaluate the effectiveness of the existing education program you found.
What kind of information and patient support is available in the program?
How is the information delivered?
Is the information readily available to those who need it most?
Is the information comprehensive, helpful, supportive, etc.?
What is being done well?
What needs to be done better? How can it be accomplished?
What new features would you add to the program in order to improve it?
o Propose a new, effective way to get word of the improved program out to greater
numbers of the targeted population.
Select a spokesperson: someone famous? An “average” person? A cartoon
character?
How will the information be distributed? On TV, in a game, in a newspaper or
flier?
Compile your findings into a 2,000- to 2,400-word paper in APA format.
Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

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