HEALTH

 
NEW!  Understanding Medical Words (IH-ADV) What did the doctor just say?  Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?  They sound alike, but mean different things.
 
NEW!  Jeopardy Health Game BL-BH (Click on Open and then Read Only. No need to enter a password.  Hit the F5 key to open the PPT and play the game.)

Now you can search all of Alameda County for no-cost or low-cost health care services by specialist, price, language and location.
 
Florida Literacy Coalition
NEW!  Staying Healthy Student Workbook (BL-BH) A copy is in your ELC binder.
            Staying Healthy Teacher's Guide (BL-BH)
NEW!  Coping with Stress (IL-ADV)
 
 

NEW!  Medline Plus

MedlinePlus presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.
Use these links to find health information in languages other than English:


Arabic [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/arabic.html] (العربية)

Armenian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/armenian.html] (Հայերեն)

ASL [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/asl.html] (American Sign Language)

Bosnian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/bosnian.html] (Bosanski)

Burmese [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/burmese.html] (myanmasa)

Chinese - Simplified [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/chinesesimplified.html] (简体中文)

Chinese - Traditional [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/chinesetraditional.html] (繁體中文)

Croatian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/croatian.html] (Hrvatski)

Farsi [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/farsi.html] (فارسی)

French [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/french.html] (français)

German [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/german.html] (Deutsch)

Gujarathi [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/gujarathi.html] (ગુજરાતી)

Haitian Creole [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/haitiancreole.html] (Kreyol)

Hindi [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/hindi.html] (हिन्दी)

Hmong [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/hmong.html] (Hmoob) 

Italian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/italian.html] (italiano)

Japanese [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/japanese.html] (日本語)

Khmer [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/khmer.html] (Khmer) 

Korean [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/korean.html] (한국어)

Kurdish [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/kurdish.html] (کوردی)

Laotian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/laotian.html] (Lao)

Nepali [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/nepali.html] (नेपाली)

Polish [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/polish.html] (polski)

Portuguese [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/portuguese.html] (português)

Punjabi [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/punjabi.html] (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)

Romanian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/romanian.html] (Română)

Russian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/russian.html] (Русский)

Somali [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/somali.html] (af Soomaali)

Spanish [http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/] (español)

Tagalog [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/tagalog.html] (Tagalog)

Thai [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/thai.html] (ภาษาไทย)

Turkish [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/turkish.html] (Türkçe)

Ukrainian [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/ukrainian.html] (Українська)

Urdu [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/urdu.html] (اردو)

Vietnamese [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/vietnamese.html] (Tiếng Việt)


From NOCCCD: Making a Doctor's Appointment

 

 

 

NEW! We Are New York: Practice English (IL-ADV)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

 

Featured Video:  New Life Cafe (Scroll down to "New Life Cafe" and click on "Watch the Full Episode" after the page loads.)

New Life Cafe Study Guide

New Life Cafe Video Script

New Life Cafe Magazine- English

New Life Cafe Magazine- Spanish

New Life Cafe Magazine- Chinese

We Are New York (IL-ADV) Lesson on Asthma

We Are New York Asthma Board Game


NEW! Free Printable Medical Emergency ID Wallet Card

Create a Free Emergency Medical Identification Records Card on your computer in a few minutes.  A medical ID card template for (ICE -in case of emergency) information card would prove invaluable in providing treatment when you are unable to speak for yourself.

 

Making a Doctor's Appointment BL-BH (No sound)

 

Scheduling a Medical Appointment Podcast (ADV)

 

Prescription Medicine PowerPoint (Click on "Open" and then "Read Only.")

 
From Queens, NY Library
A Health Literacy Curriculum for Beginning ESL Learners (Scroll to the bottom of the page for activities.) 
 

BL-BH Health Websites

Taking Care of Yourself

Washing Your Hands

Medical Appointment Vocabulary

Appointment Dates

A Visit to the Doctor (Under Health, click on a "Visit to the Doctor.")

Spelling Health Words

Understanding Appointment Reminders

Learning Words that Describe Feelings

Health Problems Listening and Reading Activities

Body Part Vocabulary Games

Health and Illness Games

Health Word Games and Puzzles

Healthy Life Listening and Reading Activities

Health Listening and Reading Activities

Medicine Listening and Reading Activities

Some Common Health Questions

Healthy Roads Media Online Multi-Language Health Information

Health Readings and Quizzes Many Listening and Reading Activities for Beginning to Intermediate Students


Body parts listening worksheets and body parts listening exercises

Passport to Health: A Guide to Staying Well This workbook is about things you can do to live a healthy life.  It tells you some steps you can take to protect yourself from cancer.

Health Care Unit 2

Health Module BL-BH

Parts of the Body

 

What's Wrong?

Body Parts 1

Body Parts 2

Body Parts Matching

  

 

From Project Shine: Beginning High Health Modules

Unit 1- The Doctor's Office

Lesson 1: Making Appointments
Lesson 2: Describing Pain and Symptoms

Lesson 3: Knowing Your Health History 
 

 

Unit 2- The Hospital

Lesson 1: Emergency

Lesson 2: Surgery
Lesson 3: Taking Charge While You Are in The Hospital
 

 

Unit 3- Managing Illness

Lesson 1: Diabetes

Lesson 2: High Blood Pressure

Lesson 3: Heart Attack and Stroke

 

Unit 4- Healthy Aging

Lesson 1: Nutrition
Lesson 2: Exercise

Lesson 3: Managing Stress

 

From Project Shine: Intermediate Health Modules

Unit 1- The Doctor's Office

Lesson   1: Making Appointments

Lesson   2: Describing Pain and Symptoms

Lesson   3: Knowing Your Health History 

Unit 2- The Hospital

Lesson   1: Emergency
Lesson 2:
Surgery

Lesson 3: Taking Charge While You Are in The Hospital

 

Unit 3- Managing Illness

Lesson 1: Diabetes
Lesson 2:
High Blood Pressure

Lesson 3: Heart Attack and Stroke

 

Unit 4- Healthy Aging

Lesson 1: Nutrition

Lesson 2: Exercise

Lesson 3: Managing Stress 
 

Unit 5- Taking Medications

Lesson 1: Managing Your Medications

Lesson 2: Taking Medications Safely

Lesson   3 : Alternative Medicine

 

Intermediate Health Websites

Reading a Medical History Form

Reading Over-the-Counter Medicine Labels

Learning Body Parts 1

Learning Body Parts 2

Learning Body Parts 3

Learning Body Parts 4

Identifying Body Parts

Injuries and Illnesses 1

Injuries and Illnesses 2

Making a Doctor's Appointment
Calling the Doctor's Office to Make an Appointment

Talking to Doctors and Nurses

Talking About Your Symptoms

Identifying Health Problems

Medicine Label Words

Reading Medicine Labels (Many different languages)

Doctor's Appointment- Telephone Call

Health and Hospital Vocabulary

Health Problems Listening and Reading Activities

Health Word Games and Puzzles

Healthy Life Listening and Reading Activities

Health Listening and Reading Activities

Susan's Visit to the Doctor

Visit the Dentist with Marty

Medicine Listening and Reading Activities

Getting Advice on the Phone

More Health Activities (Different Levels)

Health Materials for Intermediate Students Sections 1 through 7

Health Module INT

 

 

 

Health Conversations IL-ADV

These are conversations that students can listen to several different ways. They can play the conversations in normal speed or slow speed.  They can also place their mouse over each word and listen to each word individually.

Making a Doctor's Appointment 2

Doctor's Visit

I Have a Cold

Worried About Surgery

I'm Getting Fat

I Have Allergies

 

Advanced Health Websites

Practice Online Medical Form

This form is for students to practice filling out an online medical form.  DO NOT enter any personal information; DO NOT save your completed form, and DO NOT print your completed form. 

From WebMD for IH-ADV Students This confidential interactive conversation will help you prepare for your next doctor's visit. Click on "Start the Conversation," and answer the questions. Based on your responses, you can view potential health risks. At the end of the questionnaire, just click on "Show Me My Results." There is no need to enter your email address. You can now read your Health Report or see a list Questions to Ask when you visit the doctor. THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Health Evaluation

Health Readings

Human Anatomy Online (ADV)

Human Body and Mind Interactive Games

Life Expectancy Calculator

MD Specialties

Symptoms

The Beehive: Health

Your Disease Risk

From Science Daily: Poor Face Greater Health than Smokers or the Obese

MedlinePlus: Interactive Health Tutorials

Hospital English

 

Making a Medical Appointment

Advanced Health Listening with Audio Script- Fixing America's Health Care Crisis

Advanced Health Listening with Audio Script- Michael Moore Takes Aim at Health Care

Diabetes Rising Sharply in US

Fresh Breath Day

PC Keyboards Dirtier than Toilet Seats

No World Tobacco Day

World Cancer Day

World Sleep Day

World Tuberculosis Day

Mammograms- Story and Comprehension Questions

Overcoming Obesity- Marcia's Story- Story and Comprehension Questions

Why Stop Smoking? Story and Comprehension Questions

English for Health

Health Matching

Medical Conditions and Symptoms

 

From KQED

Language 911 — A Health Literacy Curriculum

Curriculum modules are designed for ESL teachers in colleges and adult schools. They target intermediate to high-level ESL students and are also appropriate for secondary education teachers working on health education programs.

Food Pyramids: What We Eat and Who We Are

Students record what they are eating, compare cultural values of healthy nutrition and evaluate the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a guide to eating healthily.

Lesson Plan Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Additional Lesson Resources

Living in the United States: Is It Good for Our Health?

Students explore the social conditions and lifestyle choices that impact health in the United States.

Lesson Plan Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Additional Lesson Resource

This Place Matters: The Impact of Neighborhood on Health

Students analyze the effects of neighborhoods on the health of those who reside in them. Why is it that place matters?

Lesson Plan Video Clips Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Additional Lesson Resource

Stress: The Bigger Picture

Students consider the social and economic causes of stress as well as the health implications of living with stress.

Lesson Plan Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson

 
Stress: Taking Control

Students consider the health implications of living with stress and devise an action plan for reducing stress in their lives.

Lesson Plan

Exploring Addiction

Students learn about the nature of drug and alcohol addiction and explore the issues in a broader social context.

Lesson Plan Additional Lesson Resources

Talking About Medicines

Students compare common remedies used in different cultures and reflect on how they have changed medical treatments since coming to the U.S.

Lesson Plan Additional Lesson Resource