Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:
Health care proxy
Health care proxy: A health care proxy is one form
of advance medical directive. Advance medical directives pertain to
treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate
decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to
make medical decisions on their own behalf.
Health for All
Health for All: A global health movement undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the late 20th century.
In 1977, the World Health Assembly decided that the major social goal of governments and WHO should be the attainment by all people of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health ...
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act: See: HIPAA....
Health outcomes research
Health outcomes research: The measurement of the value of a particular
course of therapy. Health outcomes research is based on the principle that every clinical
intervention produces a change in the health status of a patient and that change can be
Health physics: The science of human health and radiation exposure. Health physics, also called medical physics, is devoted to radiation safety. The international professional body for health physics, the Health Physics Society, notes that:
"For decades, ionizing radiation has been beneficial to hu...
Health Saving Account
Health Saving Account: An account that allows individuals to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax free basis.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were created by H. R. 1, the "Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization ...
Health, Aleut: See: Artic health....
Health, artic: See: Artic health....
Health, child: Child health is the purview of pediatrics.
"Pediatrics is concerned with the health of infants, children and adolescents, their growth and development, and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults." (Richard E.Behrman in Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics)
Health, industrial: A branch of public health concerned with the health and well-being of workers. Its aims are to eliminate hazards and reduce industrial fatigue in the workplace....
Health, Inuit: See: Artic health....
Health, public: The approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: "Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time."
The mission of public healt...
Health, Saami: See: Artic health....
Healthy: 1. Enjoying good health, as she is healthy.
2. Evidencing good health, as her skin is healthy.
3. Conducive to good health, as a regular walk is healthy.
See also: Healthy food label....
Healthy food label
"Healthy" food label: A food that is low in fat and saturated fat and that contains limited amounts of cholesterol and sodium. If it is a single-item food, it must also provide at least 10 percent of one or more of vitamins A or C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber.
Exempt from this "10-percent" rul...