I HEART Sports Med!

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This week’s cameo blogger is Olivia G.!  I have the pleasure of teaching Olivia for the second time as she is one of my past Biology students… when we reviewed the cell, she made me very proud with how much she remembered! Olivia brings a lot of relevant information to our Sports Medicine class since she is an athlete herself (check out her post on artificial turf!).  Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!

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As weeks have gone by in Sports Med, and learning more and more about the body and how it works, I believe by far learning about the heart was the most interesting section! We learned about how a lot of aspects of our daily lives and how our daily activities can largely affect our heart health! Many aspects such as diet, diabetes, and smoking can largely affect our hearts, and its ability to do its job!

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Also, I finally learned what the numbers from our blood pressure readings actually mean!

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The class got to read a case study about a retired couple, and their heart complications. Seeing all of their daily habits and test results gave us an insight about how what we do can really affect our health, and inspires me to really take care of myself, especially when I am older! (which is a long ways away ;))

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Class Cameo 10/26-11/3

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This week’s cameo blogger is Mavis L.!  Mavis transferred to Notre Dame this year and I am so glad she did! She has been an integral part of our Sports Medicine course and brings such a positive energy to our class.  Mavis’ genuine interest in the course is evident and it also shows through the work she produces (she’s a claymation master by the way!). Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!

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Although during the week of October 26th to November 3rd consisted of only two class periods, I learned a lot. This particular week covered the cardiovascular system, as well as tested our knowledge on the heart diagram. In addition, the class was assigned a case study where students were given a real life situation and students had to identify/diagnose the potential problems of an elderly couple given their daily routines. At the end of the week, I learned about the cardiovascular and respiratory system’s diseases and began the EKG lab where we learned the basics toFullSizeRender (5) a healthy and unhealthy heart beat.

Through the cardiovascular system web quest, Ms. Kahn provided a link from The Franklin Institute along with some guiding questions to learn more about the blood vessels, the right and left atrium and ventricles, the aorta, and a lot more!

The lab the class completed, which was my favorite assignment…

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