preventive medicine

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preventive medicine

The anticipation, communication, prediction, identification, prevention, education, risk assessment, and control of communicable diseases, illnesses and exposure to endemic, occupational, and environmental threats. These threats include nonbattle injuries, combat stress responses, weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the health and readiness of military personnel. Communicable diseases include anthropod-, vector-, food-, waste-, and waterborne diseases. Preventative medicine measures include field sanitation, medical surveillance, pest and vector control, disease risk assessment, environmental and occupational health surveillance, waste (human, hazardous, and medical) disposal, food safety inspection, and potable water surveillance. Also called PVNTMED.
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Noun1.preventive medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease; "the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
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Two preventative medicine centres will also be linked in Dubai Free Zone in July, Dr Al Khouri said.
Mr Brown might want to tackle the current rampaging problems in the health service before spinning more nonsense about preventative medicine.
Personal health - and preventative medicine specifically - simply isn't something most men spend much time thinking about.
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and Hoffman (public health and preventative medicine, Oregon Health & Science U.
He added: "If we are serious about preventative medicine, one of the key battlegrounds is school children and increasing their awareness of sport and outdoor activity.
It is about health promotion and preventative medicine.
He said there was only one meningitis case at the school so preventative medicine and vaccination was being confined to the girl's family.
Seniors on a fixed income can only handle so much price increases, and if they can't get the preventative medicine they need, they're only going to get more ill and require more serious and expensive treatment.
2 Department of Environmental and Preventative Medicine, Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London, UK (Prof.
The study was recently published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
This book by Violanti (social and preventative medicine at the School of Public Health and Health Professions, State U.