Health 5.4

Health behaviors. The student recognizes behaviors that prevent disease and speed recovery from illness. The student is expected to:

  • (1) explain how to maintain the healthy status of body systems such as avoiding smoking to protect the lungs;
    • (A) relate the importance of immunizations in disease prevention;
    • (B) distinguish between myth and fact related to disease and disease prevention;
    • (C) list the effects of harmful viruses on the body such as polio, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and the common cold; and
    • (D) explain how to manage common minor illnesses such as colds and skin infections.

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