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Blood, Heart and Circulation


Anatomy and Illness Fundamentals, part 1, express A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes the circulatory, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary and respiratory systems. The two main topics are healthy body functioning and unhealthy body functioning.

Anemia Anemia occurs when a person’s blood has fewer than the normal number of red blood cells or when the red blood cells in the blood do not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that gives the red color to the blood and carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.

Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease.

Diabetes Series The diabetes series provides a thorough description of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Practical skills for managing diabetes are discussed, along with diagnosis options.

Heart Sounds This module teaches the difference between normal and abnormal heart sounds and murmurs in small children.


Hypertension High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious condition that can lead to the following health problems: coronary heart/artery disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems such as vision changes.

Malaria Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. It is caused by a parasite (an organism that lives on another creature) that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito that feeds on humans.

Pregnancy induced hypertension This module describes blood pressure, its levels and types; hypertension and its signs, diagnosis and treatment; risk factors; and possible consequences for the mother, which include damage to kidneys and other organs, life-threatening preeclampsia and eclampsia; and early delivery and low birth weight for the baby.

Rheumatic Heart Disease Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which permanent damage to heart valves is caused by an inflammatory disease called rheumatic fever. The disease process that damages the heart valves generally begins with a throat infection called "strep throat," a treatable illness.

Sepsis Sepsis is a life-threatening illness, characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or SIRS) and the presence of a known or suspected infection. The body's immune system may develop this inflammatory response to microbes in the blood, urine, lungs, skin, or other tissues.

Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. This module defines the disease, its different types, causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and complications, and also describes at-risk populations and living with SCD.