|There are many diseases.
|Some diseases are very deadly, and some are not so serious.
|Most people catch a cold sometimes.
|A cold makes you cough and sneeze.
|Colds can be passed on from person to person.
|Some people get the flu.
|With the flu, you get chills and a fever.
|A fever is a high temperature.
|If you have the flu, you will feel very bad.
|You have to stay home in bed.
|There are diseases that children get.
|The mumps makes you have lumps in your neck.
|Chicken pox and measles leave you with red itchy dots on your skin.
|Older people sometimes get arthritis.
|Their bones get stiff and sore.
|There are people who get heart disease.
|In many cases, a healthy lifestyle can prevent heart disease.
|Cancer can attack different parts of the body.
|Many smokers get lung cancer.
|Some diseases are treated with pills or medicine.
|Other diseases need to be treated in the hospital.
|Sometimes doctors need to give you tests to find out what kind of disease you have.
|The doctor might have to do a blood test or an x-ray to find out what is wrong with you.
|Most diseases can be cured by a doctor.
Exercise for this lesson:
- What are some common symptoms of a cold?
- How is the flu different from a cold, and what are some symptoms of the flu?
- What are some diseases that children commonly get, and what are their symptoms?
- What happens to a person with arthritis, and who is more likely to get it?
- What are some preventive measures for heart disease, and who is at risk for it?
- Which lifestyle choice is often associated with lung cancer?
- How are diseases like cancer treated, and what factors might determine the treatment approach?
- In what situations might a doctor need to perform tests like blood tests or x-rays?
- What is the general statement made about most diseases at the end of the paragraph?
- What is emphasized as a crucial aspect of curing most diseases?
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