Identifies the pathophysiology and triggers of asthma and common allergies. Describes diagnostic methods for asthma and allergies. Summarizes the most prevalent treatment methods for asthma and allergies. Describes strategies for preventing asthmatic and allergic reactions. Discusses differences and similarities in diagnosis and treatment of adult and childhood asthma and allergies.
Outlines proper parental management and care for a health infant, toddler, and child. Lists, for parents, appropriate vaccination requirements and pediatric micro- and macronutrient requirements. Outlines, for developing infants, optimal nutritional regimens. Identifies, for toddlers and children, proper age-related heights and weights. Determines the appropriate use of food substitutes when food allergies exist. Defines unmet childhood dental needs. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
This course will explore the prevalence of children’s media use, many of the media effects that are of most concern to those interested in the well-being of youth, and the social scientific theories that explain how children’s brains cognitively and emotional process media content. Finally, the course identifies specific strategies that can be taken to help youth avoid the potentially negative effects, and enjoy the potentially positive effects, of media exposure.
Describes how suboptimal nutrition in utero and in early neonatal life can “program” an individual to develop health problems in the future. Outlines the factors that contribute to poor quality diets in children. Identifies which nutrients children are most likely to fall short on for their daily needs. Lists health conditions and consequences of poor nutrition in children. Describes appropriate interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Outlines ways to help children develop healthy relationships with food.
Defines social anxiety. Describes the symptoms of social anxiety. Identifies the causes of social anxiety. Describes the similarities and differences between shyness and social anxiety. Outlines the role of thinking in social anxiety. Describes strategies for coping with and reducing social anxiety.
This home-study course outlines the various factors that make foods palatable. It provides evidence that the "hyperpalatability" of our current food supply is undermining our normal satiety signals, motivating the drive to eat even when there is no physiologic need for food. This course presents evidence that repeated exposure to high quantities of palatable foods (i.e., those high in sugar, fat and salt) can alter the brain in ways similar to drugs of abuse, essentially "rewiring" the brain to promote compulsive eating and loss of control over food.
Discusses the historical incidents that led to the discovery of vitamin D. Recognizes the synthesis and function of various forms of inactive and active vitamin D. Describes the role that vitamin D may play in the physiological function of various systems. Lists the current guidelines for supplementation of vitamin D. Lists the blood levels that define the various categories of vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency. Identifies the best food sources of vitamin D.