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Shea High School Library: Health


Chronic Diseases

6 in 10 Adults in the United States Have a Chronic Disease.

What is a chronic disease?

chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.   In other words, a chronic illness is a long-term health condition that may not have a cure.

Tips for Creating a Pamphlet

Creating a Pamphlet

Cover page - Topic, picture, your first and last name.

Back page - Topic, picture, and resources

All other pages (4) - Information about the disease.

Examples of Chronic Illnesses


Prompt:  Create a useful and student-friendly, pamphlet/brochure dealing with a teacher assigned topic on a chronic disease or disability.

Guidelines: Information presented in your brochure/pamphlet should include, but not be limited to:

-Identify and define the chronic disease,

-How can this disease affect the body?

-What are the symptoms of the disease?

-How is the disease diagnosed and treated?

-Community resources available for the individual infected or disabled.

-Identify at least 4 ways an individual can prevent the disease or cope with the disability.

**You must reference the source of all information included in the pamphlet.  List all resources website addresses, book titles, etc.

***Must be handwritten***

Pictures or graphics may be hand drawn or used from the Internet.

Note:  A pamphlet is a tri-fold 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

Need help or supplies? Visit Ms. Farley in the library.


If you need assistance with your project, visit the library.

The Shea High School Library has paper, colored pencils, scissors and glue sticks available for use.

You may come in after school and use a Chromebook.

Ms. Farley is available to assist you.