When considering our overall health, we often think of the sensory systems as less important than, say, our major organs. But what might be seen as peripheral parts of the body are vitally important and need to be cared for. That message comes through clearly in this collection of seven video clips, which range from eye and ear health to burns, stings, and other skin injuries. Bone fractures are also discussed. Each clip averages four minutes in length.
Video clips include…
• Eye Health: The eyes are among the most sensitive and delicate organs we possess, and perhaps the most amazing. The human eye can detect over 10 million different colors! However, many eye diseases develop slowly and there may be no obvious signs or symptoms, so regular vision check-ups are essential.
• Ear Health: The human ear is one of the most wonderful instruments of the body. Our ears are in charge of collecting, processing and sending sound signals to the brain. But that’s not all. Our ears also help us to keep our balance—so it’s essential to keep our ears healthy.
• Dental Health: The average adult goes through life assuming that the 32 teeth in his or her mouth are permanent, but those teeth need proper care if they’re to last for decades. Early detection and treatment of tooth decay can ensure a lifetime of good oral health.
• Burns: Our skin is impervious to a great many things, but it can burn very easily. Burns that damage body tissues can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. An understanding of the degree of a burn can help in reducing the damage and injury.
• Insect Bites: Summer brings an increased chance of encountering stinging insects. Some people can have a life-threatening reaction to bug bites, with red blotchy skin and tissue swelling, including in the throat, causing difficulty in breathing.
• Allergies: An abnormal reaction of the body’s immune system to relatively harmless substances in the environment can cause an allergy attack. Allergies are mostly harmless but can be life threatening and can interfere with one’s quality of life.
• Bone Fractures: Our bones are tough, and they’re also flexible enough to bend under pressure. But if the strain on a bone is too much or too sudden, it can crack or break—just like a wooden pencil. That kind of damage is known as a fracture.