Milan vermeulen (Why you should do one thing that scares you everyday)


Why chose this because I try to do this everyday. Because it is not hard to do it is actually fun to do. Because after u do it you feel really good. This expanded my learning because I learned that this actually makes you more creative and makes and prepares you for new things in the future. THis is important because I think that especially people like older people try to stay in their comfort zone and not take risks. I think that when you are a teenager you want to do a lot of like cool stuff. Especially like dangerous stuff which I love.

I learned that if you do something out of your comfort zone that you gain a lot of things like you become more productive, prepare you for new and unexpected changes, help you push your boundaries in the future, and make it easier to harness your creativity. I think that if you do this everyday you will push yourself to do new things. My thinking has changed because for me it was just something fun to do but I realized that it benefits you in many ways. I think this changed my thinking in wellness because I thought that doing something that scares you may be bad for your health sometimes but it benefits you in a lot of ways


Tubercular Meningitis (TB) – Adi

I chose Tubercular Meningitis because I have some family connections to it and seems like an interesting topic to me. Multiple family members of mine have been affected by TB. Luckily, they have all survived. This can expand my learning (and my classmates) because it can make us more aware of the wide variety of diseases around us. Anyone can get TB at anytime. Even though TB mainly affects people aged 0-4 are inflicted with it, it doesn’t mean we can’t get the disease.

Before I did the health buzz, I thought TB was only a minor disease that doesn’t change you very much (something like the common cold doesn’t change you that much). I also learned where exactly TB affects you (membrane and your spinal area). Now I think that TB is a serious issue and I wonder why governments aren’t trying to address this issue better. It seems like governments are not trying to get rid of any diseases other than ones that have massive outbreaks (like Ebola). This issue it self, doesn’t really change my thinking about Wellness but I can see how it can change my thinking in other ways. All in all though, I think that TB should be carefully examined in finding a cure.


Asha’s HealthBuzz on Motor Neuron Diseases

My Health buzz is about Motor Neurone disease or better known as ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). I chose this topic because I believe that Motor Neurone Disease is one of the most horrible diseases that you can be diagnosed with. I personally think this because of the passing of my grandfather. He got diagnosed with this disease in 2010 when he was 65  and died in 2013 when he was 67. I was only 9 when he died and I didn’t completely understand the disease. As I visited my Grandpa a couple of times a month, I saw that his condition would get worse and worse until he wasn’t able to speak or move. It is important that people are aware of this diseases and donate to this cause so that we can find a cure to this disease.

During my research I learned that Motor Neurone Diseases are a group of disorders that destroy a group of cells. These cells affect the control of essential muscle activity like, walking, talking, breathing, swallowing and chewing. There are two types of Motor Neuron cell groups, Upper and Lower Motor Neuron. Lower controls body parts like arms, legs, chest, face, throat, and tongue, while Upper control very important things like walking, chewing and swallowing. This is made me think about what we have and what we can use while others are really suffering. We don’t notice how much we use our bodies until we can’t. We cannot find a cure ourselves but we can donate to help scientist and spread awareness about this disease.Motor_Neuron_Disease-1


Health Buzz Derek (Vaccinations)

I chose this issue because I, of course, have been vaccinated and I’m interested in how they function. I’m also interested because back in 5th grade I made a presentation on Louis Pasteur, an important scientist that worked on vaccines, and the topic stuck on to me to this day. Vaccines are an important part of life because they help prevent potentially fatal diseases from spreading and contaminating people.

I learned more about how vaccines work. For those who don’t know, vaccines are extremely weakened or deadened cells that are injected into your body so your immune system can learn how to fight those diseases. For example, say I don’t want to get the cold. If I got a vaccine injected into my bloodstream I my immune system would fight the deadened cells without them fighting back and store the information about how they need to fight the cold. If I get exposed to cold virus cells, my body would know how to fight them and would get rid of them quickly and efficiently without much impact to my body.
I think that vaccinations are an important discovery because they have prevented major epidemics. Vaccinations were even popular enough to eradicate smallpox saving 5 million lives annually. Even now, vaccinations are fighting diseases. About 80% of the children in the world have been vaccinated from Polio.
I used to not know how important vaccinations were to the human race. I knew they were important, obviously, but I never knew that they could help this species so much.



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Sleep Talking – Gabby

Sleep talking is formally known as Somniloquy. Somniloquy is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it. Sleep talking can involve complicated dialogues or monologues, it can consist of complete gibberish or mumbling. I chose to do sleep talking because, I know that I have talked in my sleep before and I know other people talk in their sleep as well.While researching about this topic I found out that sleep talking is most common in males and in children. I am not saying women don’t sleep talk, but males are more common to talk in their sleep. What causes sleep talk or Somniloquy is stress, depression, daytime drowsiness, alcohol, nightmares, not getting enough sleep, and REM (rapid eye movement).

This has changed my thinking because before I researched on this topic i thought that people just talk in their sleep but now I know that there are reasons why people sleep talk.



Allie Hill- Eating Disorders

I chose the topic eating disorders, because it is an issue that I’ve always heard about, but didn’t comprehend. This made me want to learn more about the disorder, and if their was a cure for it. I feel connected to this issue, because sometimes I would hear people talking about this disorder, and sometimes I would see extremely thin, and frail anorexic people in public. It has expanded my learning, because now I know what the disorder is, how it affects people, and much more. So if I needed to, I could explain to someone what the disorder is. This issue is relevant to me, because I knew someone who had a type of eating disorder. I tried to help them, but they didn’t want help. It made me want to understand why someone would get an eating disorder, or want to keep the eating disorder. Eating disorders are important, because they are an issue that affect thousands of teens, and millions of people worldwide. It affects teenagers, because eating disorders are caused by stress, depression, and anxiety. Most teens have a lot of pressure on them, emotionally, socially, and physically. This is why a lot of teens develop eating disorders. Eating disorders affect a teen negatively. Most teens with eating disorders avoid social events, and hanging out with friends, they also become so obsessed with staying thin or eating too much, that they stop doing other activities.


I learned about the three different eating disorders, signs that people have an eating disorder, what causes eating disorders, what the effects of an eating disorder are, the cure for an eating disorder, and interesting facts about eating disorders. This changed my thinking tremendously, because before I started my health buzz, I thought people that had eating disorders had control of their eating disorders, and could be cured easily. However I learned that people with eating disorders have no control once they develop an eating disorder, and it is extremely difficult to overcome an eating disorder. My thinking has changed, because now I understand that having an eating disorder isn’t as easy, and it takes a lot of strength and courage to overcome an eating disorder. This have changed my view of wellness, because now I have a better understanding of why it’s important that we learn about wellness, and why staying healthy, and eating right is essential to live a long and prosperous life.



Major Depression Disorder (MMD) – Andy

Most people feel sad or low at some point in their lives. Major depressive disorder is a mental disability by a low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or in normally enjoyable activities. Major depressive disorder is a disabling condition that affects a person’s family, work or school life. In the United States, around 3.4% of people with major depression commit suicide, and up to 60% of people who commit suicide had depression or another mood disorder. People who have this disorder have Insomnia or hypersomnia almost everyday. Major depressive disorder is a disabling condition that affects a person’s family, work or school life. With major depression, it may be difficult to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy friends and activities. Some people have Major Depression only once in their life, while others have it several times in a lifetime. I chose MMD because I wanted to chose something interesting for me. Also this was something that I sort of knew about and I thought it would be easy. This expands My learning because I first thought that this was like a minor problem and I realised that most of the suicides in the world are caused by this disorder. comparison_munch_4large