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View Resource Understanding Teenage Smokers

This course was designed by Cinnamon Hillyard and Pete Nye at the University of Washington ? Bothell. The course uses mathematical concepts to explain why teenagers smoke. Here, Mathematical concepts are put into an easily comprehended set of concepts addressing the mathematics of teenage smoking and human behavior. Instructors will find the lecture-based presentation file, which explains many m...

View Resource Using Cigarette Data for An Introduction to Multiple Regression

This article, created by Lauran McIntyre of North Carolina State University, describes a dataset containing information for twenty-five brands of domestic cigarettes. The information collected includes: measurements of weight, tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. The dataset can be used to illustrate multiple regression, outliers, and collinearity. Speaking to this, the author states: "The dataset...

View Resource Breathing Lessons

Here learners investigate, diagnose, and assess the severity of emphysema in the lungs of three patients using transverse CT images of the upper and lower lungs. Students use the imaging software WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to determine the area of "dead air" in each section and hence the extent of emphysema.

View Resource National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Interactive Tools and Resources

Health care professionals and educators will be delighted to learn about this site, provided that they haven't heard about it already. Created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, this site brings together a number of interactive tools and online resources that will be of great use to those in these fields. The site includes such materials as asthma mortality maps of the United States,...

View Resource American Public Health Association

For the past 125 years, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has influenced the policy-making process at the local and national level in its efforts to prevent disease and promote health. Some of the organization's primary interests include issues such as environmental health, professional education in public health, and lobbying for a smoke-free society. The Association's main...

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