Immune System and Vaccine Recommendations

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Week Four Discussion Questions

What role does the environment play in preventing major chronic illness such as respiratory diseases and cancers? Are these environmental factors present where you live? *
* Environment plays a big role in chronic illnesses because every time we go outside we are exposing our bodies to the sun and breathing air. Unprotected exposure to UV radiation is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Pollution is bad for humans, the earth and animals. Pollution affects each individual in different ways. Continual exposure to air pollution affects the lungs of growing children and may complicate medical conditions in the elderly. Absolutely, pollutions is almost everywhere we go and these environmental factors sure are present where I live. *

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What do you do to try to maintain a healthy immune system? Why is it important to have a healthy immune system? *
* To maintain my immune system healthy I usually try to eat right, get enough sleep and exercise whenever I can. It is very important to have a healthy immune system because if we don't do all we can to maintain a healthy immune system, we will be in danger of catching an illness. Our immune system is the one that keeps us away from getting sick, is the human defense system that keeps us healthy. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and sleeping right is the key to have a healthy mind and body.

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How do you feel about vaccines? Do you feel the benefits outweigh the risks? Would you recommend that parents follow vaccine recommendations for their children? *
* I feel that vaccines are important to our overall health. I personally think that if we have the opportunity to be vaccinated is completely worth it. Yes there might be some risks, but if you decide to receive a vaccine at least you will know that they had been tested in animals before they were giving to humans. If doctors and...
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