This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about health & hygiene in Spanish.

See also: Food, Safety, Women

Asthma


Un fantasma con asma


Un fantasma con asma (video) - Cute, culturally authentic, rhyming book on the topic by Carmen Gil



Body Image


AnorexiaYBulimia.JPG - Infographic

DesordenAlimenticioAnorexia.JPG - Infographic

Shakira - Entrevista Adela Micha Abril 2011



Curanderas


LaCurandera.JPG - Beautiful short story in Spanish about a girl who asks to be "cured" of her heartbreak, and in so doing, becomes empty



Depression
TrampasDeNuestroPensamiento.JPG - Great infographic with very good information


Dental Care


- Video, narrated by a native speaker in Spanish, explains how to floss your teeth correctly



Health Care

AsegurateTuBienestarAlAlcance.png - Page describing fines imposed for people who don't have health care

La bendición de Obamacare con Cristina Saralegui - 30-second ad targeted at Spanish-speakers in California


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Derecho a la salud
- Very moving, animated video about the lack of access to health care in Spanish

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LosPaisesConElMejorSistemaDeSaludDeAmericaLatina.JPG


SistemasDeSaludAlrededorDelMundo.JPG

Heart Disease

Go Red por tu Corazón - :34 PSA by Miss Universe in Spanish




Illness


- News interview in Spanish with a doctor about what a doctor visit for the flu will entail


Tuberculosis is a real issue in some parts of Latin America. This song was part of a Vivamos Sin Tuberculosis campaign. It discusses symptoms and treatment of tuberculosis but sounds like a real song (not just a jingle). The lyrics can be found on the original Youtube page.



A mi burro

(Claymation from Bolivia) (Rap version w/ actions - from Spain)

Sana, sana

- Father says it to a small toddler child (girl)
- Pharmacy advertisement

- Small child says it to pregnant mother (mom & grandmother talk too)

- Toddler recites an alternate version of the rhyme (Sana, pupa, sana)
- Venezuelan version (Payasitas)



Mental Health


SaludMentalEnEcuador.JPG - Infographic


Nutrition


AcercaDeLaAlimentacionEnElEcuador.JPG - Infographic

El agua embotellada - A listening exercise based on a 2-minute and 30 second Telediario TVE report on the topic

Camión rojo de Coca Cola México


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PropiedadesDeLaFruta.JPG - Outlines key nutrients in different fruits


Obesity


La obesidad y comida chatarra
SituacionDeSobrepesoYObesidadEnBolivia.JPG


Stress

Adolescentes.jpg - Blog post in Spanish about adolescent stress


El estrés y el insomnio dos males propios de esta vida moderna - Holistic doctor Hector Roa discusses common symptoms of stress and how to avoid them (in Spanish) in this 3:02 minute video



Vaccinations




ArrancaLaVacunancionContraUnaGripeLight.JPG - Article contains an interesting image drawn from Picasso's Guernica that is used as part of a public service announcement for vaccinations

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Las vacunaciones - A listening exercise based on a 1-minute and 37 second Telediario TVE report on the topic

Las vacunas: Qué son y cómo funcionan - Excellent video in Spanish in which a doctor explains how vaccines work


Sobre el sarampión - An infographic in Spanish on the topic

SonLasVacunasUnaArmaDeProteccionParaLosNinos.JPG - Links to a slideshow and video on the topic from Univisión

2015VacunasRecomendadasParaNinos.JPG - Not culturally authentic (comes from the CDC), but a very nice chart/infographic in Spanish on the topic


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How-to Articles & Videos

LaInformacionPracticopedia.JPG - Fabulous site in Spanish that contains both how-to videos and well-scaffolded how-to print articles illustrated with photos for accomplishing a variety of tasks on a variety of topics, including body, cars, education, environment, fashion, food, games and hobbies, health, home and garden, languages, law, music and dance, parties, personal finance, parenting, pets, relationships, shopping, sports, technology, travel, and work



See also: Crime, Food, Pastimes, Recreation, Safety, Sports, Substance Abuse