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Definition of Health

Health: As officially defined by the World Health Organization, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity....

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Definition of Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services: The United States government's principal agency for "protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves." Also known as DHHS a...

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Definition of Nurses Health Study

Nurses Health Study: A very large and important prospective investigation into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. (In a prospective study the participants are identified and then followed forward in time.) The participant...

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Definition of Physicians Health Study

Physicians Health Study: A very large, long-term, randomized study initiated in 1982 to look at the effects of aspirin and beta-carotene on cancer and cardiovascular disease. Its finding that daily low-dose aspirin decreased the risk of a f...

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Definition of Physics, health

Physics, health: The science of human health and radiation exposure. Health physics, also called medical physics, is devoted to radiation safety. The international professional body for health physics, the Health Physics Society, notes that...

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Definition of Proxy, health care

Proxy, health care: An advance medical directive in the form of a legal document that designates another person (a proxy) to make health care decisions in case a person is rendered incapable of making his or her wishes known. The health car...

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Definition of Public health school

Public health school: A school designed to teach public health and train public health professionals. The first school of public health in the US, the School of Hygiene and Public Health, was founded in 1916 at Johns Hopkins University in B...

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