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Chapter 3 of Health the vocab

advertising

a written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service

comparison shopping

a method of judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost

consumer advocates

people or groups whose sole purpose is to take on regional, national, and even international consumer issues

epidemiology

the scientific study of patterns of disease in a population

fraud

deliberate deceit or trickery

health care system

all the medical care to a nation's people, the way they recieve care, and the method of payment

health consumer

anyone who purchases or uses health products or services

health fraud

the sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent diseases or cure other health problems

health insurance

a plan in which private companies or government programs pay for part or all of a person's medical costs

malpractice

failure by a health professional to meet accepted standards

media

the various methods of communicating information

medical history

complete and comprehensive information about your immunizations and any health problems you have had to date

online shopping

using the internet to buy products and services (eBay)

preventive care

actions that prevent the onset of disease or injury

primary care physicians

medical doctors who provide physical checkups and general care

public health

a community -wide effort to monitor and promote the welfare of the population

specialists

medical doctors trained to handle particular kinds of patients or medical conditions

warranty

a company's or a store's written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly

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