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Health class chp 3 vocab

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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