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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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.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and Abaxis Global Diagnostics have developed a year-long preventive care testing initiative through the Abaxis Veterinary Consulting Group (AVC) to educate practitioners about preventive medicine and implementation of preventive medical care programmes.
Introduction to Preventive Medicine provides students with a brief overview of Preventive Medicine and sets the stage for the remainder of the training.
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.
He said: "All the preventive medicine centres will begin their initial studies through selected samples to ensure the safety procedures beginning from 10th December.
The conference is organized by the National Guard Health Affairs and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in collaboration with the Community and Preventive Medicine western region.
First, birth control is essential preventive medicine for women with certain medical conditions.
Birth control also is essential preventive medicine for the four million women who become new mothers each year.
Linda Lord, assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine at Ohio State University and lead author of the study, claimed that many pet owners start out with the belief that cats will not wear collars.
Completion of the residency, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for 12 months of practicum training, qualifies graduates to apply for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.

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