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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The potential for a virus to jump from one species to another is dependent on its ability to bind to receptors on the cells of the animal or human, explains lead researcher Scott Kenney, assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine based in the Food Animal Health Research Program.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jan 3 ( ANI ): With Telangana witnessing a rise in swine flu cases recently, data has revealed that samples of 892 people were tested positive at the Institute of Preventive Medicine lab over the last three months.
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Additionally, the ministry will enhance awareness among public as part of its education initiative in cooperation with the preventive medicine centers in medical districts.
Additionally, the ministry will also enhance public awareness in cooperation with the preventive medicine centres in medical districts.
Initially, preventive medicine was mostly concerned with the prevention of disease and nonbattle injuries through enforcement of basic hygiene practices, food service sanitation and inspections, and vector control.
He noted that a work group has been established by the Health Centres and Clinics sector and comprises of the Preventive Medicine and International Health Regulation Departments, with active participation from Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
This is why great preventive medicines of our time, like statins, are so pivotal to our future, not just for those with high cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease and stroke, but for everyone.
We agree that addressing wider health determinants requires public health and preventive medicine physicians to develop a population health skill set along with acumen in building coalitions with diverse strategic partners.
Mehboob Sadiqee highlighted the various aspects of preventive medicine, including personal hygiene, hazards of junk food, smoking, screenings for diseases at early stages and other medical guidelines.
The IOM's recommendation was based on sound scientific findings that clearly show birth control is preventive medicine. Let's review just a few of them.

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