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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Staffordshire County Council said the preventative treatment used to maintain the road reacted with painted white lines, causing the lewd patterns at the junction of Emberton Way and Padstow.
In fact, up to 70% of women with Hereditary AT Deficiency who do not receive preventative treatment may experience blood clotting before or after childbirth.
If the tree is not too severely defoliated it can be given preventative treatment, in the spring as the new needles are emerging, with an appropriately labeled fungicide according to label instructions.
By using a more proactive, targeted approach of examining the contacts of each newly diagnosed leprosy patient and offering a preventative treatment, we can hope to reduce transmission of leprosy.
Tom said: "It will defi-nitely be a personal journey for me as my children and I have all had to undergo preventative treatment for thyroid cancer and it is fantastic to have the support of my brother Ed who has had to fight through a challenge of his own.
Although there is substantial motivation to detect early changes predictive of the disease and procure preventative treatment, this quest is problematized by the lack of consistent correlations between biological signs and symptom severity.
An elite group of international experts lectured during the conference and shed light on the significance of physical activity as a preventative treatment, the impact of inert lifestyles and community-shool crisscrossing aimed to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle.
Backing a call in the European Parliament for improvements to research and preventative treatment, Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall said: "It is widely acknowledged that allergic disease has an adverse impact upon a child's educational performance.
A NEW preventative treatment for heart attacks could cut repeat problems in victims and save lives, doctors believe.
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the therapeutic potential of taurine to serve as a preventative treatment for diet-induced NAFLD.
The announcement today will help these patients gain access to badly needed preventative treatment," said Joanna Hamilton-Colclough, Director of Migraine Action.
AIT is a good idea to start preventative treatment for hay fever if you suffer badly from it.