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Approach to medicine which aims to prevent
illness or injury rather than to treat it
Abnormal state in which part or all of the body
is not properly adjusted or is not capable of
carrying on all its required functions
One that can be transmitted from one person
Change in body function observable by others
Change in body function felt by patient
Characteristic group of signs and symptoms
Prediction of probably outcome of disease
Course of treatment
Forms of treatment used in addition to or
instead of standard medical approaches
Philosophy of approaching health and wellness
by addressing the whole person, their body,
mind, spirit, and lifestyle, as opposed to parts
of the body or the symptoms of disease
Combines standard medical approaches with
complementary and alternative medicine where
it is proven to be safe and effective
Removal of potential causes of disease
Many people in a certain region acquire disease
Given disease is found to a lesser extent but
continuously in a particular region
Disease prevalent throughout entire country or
continent, or whole world
Cold and Flu
sneeze into your hands without washing, touch a surface that has been touched by someone else who didn't wash their hands after sneezing, then touch your eyes, mouth or nose.
is a type of bacteria. You may be in danger of coming in contact if you handle uncooked poultry and raw eggs.
contracted from food and water; Hepatitis B & C - contracted from blood and blood products.
These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces, especially around the nose, mouth, genitals, and anus. But when the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection.
Group A strep bacteria can cause a range of infections, from relatively mild sore throats and skin infections to life-threatening invasive disease.
People get this when they swallow water or food contaminated with stool from an infected person or animal. Also, from hand-to-mouth contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
is a common type of bacteria that can get into food, like beef and vegetables.
The speed at which the heart pumps blood through the body is referred to a
Smoking and caffeinated beverages increase heart rate
Alcohol usually lowers the heart rate
Heart rate decreases gradually until adulthood
When moving, the body muscles must work harder, thus heart rate increases as opposed to when the body is at rest
pulse found on the thumb side of the forearm
pulse found on one side of your neck just below the jaw bone and halfway between your main neck muscles and windpipe
is a statistical measure of body
weight based on a person's weight and height.