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Choose a prescription or over-the-counter drug to research.  Use one or more of the following sites or do a search to find out more information about the drug.

HealthSquare Drug Information Center

 (Links to an external site.)

www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm

 (Links to an external site.)

Mayo Health (click on Drugs and Supplements) www.mayoclinic.org MedicineNet

 (Links to an external site.)

(click on Medication) www.medicinenet.com

 (Links to an external site.)

MedlinePlus Drug Information

 (Links to an external site.)

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

 (Links to an external site.)

Answer the following questions in a Word document:

 

  1. What drug/medication did you research?
  2. What are the uses for the medication?
  3. How taken (dosage/administration)?

 

  1. Precautions:

 

  1. Side effects and drug interactions:

 

  1. Other warnings and information:

 

  1. What additional information would you need to understand to safely use this medication?Choose one of the potential physical challenges of growing older–osteoporosis, arthritis, hearing loss, Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and so on; if possible, choose one that has affected a member of your family or someone you know.  Do a Web search to identify strategies for both preventing the problem and coping with the problem if it does occur.  (Coping strategies can apply to either the affected person or to her or his caregivers.)

    Try one of the following websites:

    Aging Well

     (Links to an external site.)

    www.aging.ny.gov

     (Links to an external site.)

    Alliance for Aging Research

     (Links to an external site.)

    www.agingresearch.org

     (Links to an external site.)

    National Council on Aging

     (Links to an external site.)

    www.ncoa.org

     (Links to an external site.)

    National Institute on Aging

     (Links to an external site.)

    www.nia.nih.gov

     (Links to an external site.)

     

    Answer the following questions in a Word document:

    1.  What challenge or problem did you choose?
    2.  List 3 strategies for prevention of this challenge/problem.
    3.  List 3 strategies for coping with this challenge/problem.
      1. Identify two myths about organ donation,
      2. explain why they are wrong.
      3. Explain what an individual can do to increase the likelihood that her or his organs will be donated after death.

       

      Use one of the following websites or one of your own (make sure it is an appropriate site) and the information from the textbook:

      Coalition on Donation

       (Links to an external site.)

      www.donatelife.net

       (Links to an external site.)

      Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

       (Links to an external site.)

      www.organdonor.gov/index.html

       (Links to an external site.)

      Answer the questions in a Word document.  Make sure the assignment complies with APA formatting guidelines including proper spelling and grammar.  Include your name at the top of the assignment.

      Research one of the contraceptive methods discussed in the chapter through one or more of the following websites.

      Ann Rose’s Ultimate Birth Control Links

       (Links to an external site.)

      www.ultimatebirthcontrol.com

       (Links to an external site.)

      Family Health International

       (Links to an external site.)

      ww.fhi360.org

      Managing Contraception

       (Links to an external site.)

      www.managingcontraception.com

       (Links to an external site.)

      Reproductive Health Online

       (Links to an external site.)

      www.reproline.jhu.edu

       (Links to an external site.)

       

      Answer the following questions in a Word document:

      1.  What contraceptive did you research?
      2.  What site(s) did you visit?
      3.  What new information about the method did you find?
      4.  Has what you’ve learned made you more or less likely to choose this method?  Wh?
      5.  What other useful information or materials does the site provide?

       

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