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Health Chapter 3 Vocabulary

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health consumer
anyone who purchases or uses health products or services
media
various methods of communicating information
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
warranty
a company's or a store's written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly
online shopping
using the internet to but products and services
health care system
all the medical care available to a nation's people, the way they receive care, and the method of payment
primary care physicians
medical doctors who provide physical checkups and general care
specialists
medical doctors trained to handle particular kinds of patients or medical conditions
preventative care
actions that prevent the onset of disease or injury
health insurance
a plan in which private companies or government programs pay for part or all of a persons medical costs
medical history
complete and comprehensive information about your immunizations and any health problems you have had to date
fraud
deliberate deceit or trickery
health fraud
sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent diseases or cure other health problems
malpractice
failure by a health professional to meet accepted standard people or groups whose sole purpose is to take on regional, national, and even international consumer issues
consumer advocate
people or groups whose sole purpose is to take on regional, national, and even international consumer issues
public health
community-wide effort to monitor and promote the welfare of the population
epidemiology
the scientific study of patterns of disease in a population