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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:

  1. Health care proxy Health care proxy
    Health care proxy: A health care proxy is one form of advance medical directive. Advance medical directives pertain to treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to make medical decisions on their own behalf. Advance ...
  2. Health for All Health for All
    Health for All: A global health movement undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the late 20th century. In 1977, the World Health Assembly decided that the major social goal of governments and WHO should be the attainment by all people of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health ...
  3. Health Insurance Portability  Accountability Act Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
    Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act: See: HIPAA....
  4. Health outcomes research Health outcomes research
    Health outcomes research: The measurement of the value of a particular course of therapy. Health outcomes research is based on the principle that every clinical intervention produces a change in the health status of a patient and that change can be measured....
  5. Health physics Health physics
    Health physics: 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: "For decades, ionizing radiation has been beneficial to hu...
  6. Health Saving Account Health Saving Account
    Health Saving Account: An account that allows individuals to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax free basis. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were created by H. R. 1, the "Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization ...
  7. Health, Aleut Health, Aleut
    Health, Aleut: See: Artic health....
  8. Health, artic Health, artic
    Health, artic: See: Artic health....
  9. Health, child Health, child
    Health, child: Child health is the purview of pediatrics. "Pediatrics is concerned with the health of infants, children and adolescents, their growth and development, and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults." (Richard E.Behrman in Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics) Pediatrics became...
  10. Health, industrial Health, industrial
    Health, industrial: A branch of public health concerned with the health and well-being of workers. Its aims are to eliminate hazards and reduce industrial fatigue in the workplace....
  11. Health, Inuit Health, Inuit
    Health, Inuit: See: Artic health....
  12. Health, public Health, public
    Health, public: The approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: "Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time." The mission of public healt...
  13. Health, Saami Health, Saami
    Health, Saami: See: Artic health....
  14. Healthy Healthy
    Healthy: 1. Enjoying good health, as she is healthy. 2. Evidencing good health, as her skin is healthy. 3. Conducive to good health, as a regular walk is healthy. See also: Healthy food label....
  15. Healthy food label Healthy food label
    "Healthy" food label: A food that is low in fat and saturated fat and that contains limited amounts of cholesterol and sodium. If it is a single-item food, it must also provide at least 10 percent of one or more of vitamins A or C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber. Exempt from this "10-percent" rul...