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preventive medicine,

branch of medicinemedicine,
the science and art of treating and preventing disease. History of Medicine
Ancient Times

Prehistoric skulls found in Europe and South America indicate that Neolithic man was already able to trephine, or remove disks of bone from, the skull
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 dealing with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of good health practices. Until recently preventive medicine was largely the domain of the U.S. Public Health Service or state and local health departments, but it has become an important consideration of health maintenance organizationshealth maintenance organization
(HMO), type of prepaid medical service in which members pay a monthly or yearly fee for all health care, including hospitalization. The term "health maintenance organization" was coined by a health policy analyst, Dr.
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, private practitioners, and other health care providers. Preventive medicine encompasses such activities as research into causes of disease; vaccinationvaccination,
means of producing immunity against pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, by the introduction of live, killed, or altered antigens that stimulate the body to produce antibodies against more dangerous forms.
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 against those diseases for which the causes are known, e.g., poliomyelitis, influenza, and measles; studies of environmental deterrents to health; and instruction in public health and hygiene. See also eugenicseugenics
, study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. Efforts to improve the human race through bettering housing facilities and other environmental conditions are known as euthenics.
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Founded in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a U.
Robert Burkich is an expert in preventive medicine who has dedicated the past 20 years of his career to quality medical practice and education.
Since opening its doors in 1970, Cooper Clinic has been on the cutting edge of preventive medicine and has served more than 90,000 individual and corporate patients from around the world.
Each employee receives a comprehensive annual physical exam complemented by preventive medicine screenings that are aligned with their age, gender, family and personal health histories, and personal need.
Eduardo Franco, Professor at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, Canada said of the launch, "We are pleased to work with Elsevier to publish Preventive Medicine Reports.
Public Health Administration provides Navy students with a basic understanding of how Preventive Medicine fits into Navy Medicine.
Abu Dhabi Medical tests done as part of visa requirements at centres of preventive medicine at Dibba Al Hisn and Al Dhaid in the emirate of Sharjah have been linked with national ID card registration procedures from the beginning of this week, the Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) announced yesterday.
The Army Contracting Agency at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, plans a solicitation for technical support for the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.
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Jonas, a Professor of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, has authored and edited on over 20 books and has published more than 135 papers in scientific journals.
He is a clinical associate professor in the department of family medicine and preventive medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, and runs his medical practice in Rolling Meadows, Ill.

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