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059 - Learn to Speak German - Beim Zahnarzt

059 - Learn to Speak German - Beim Zahnarzt

7-Taoism and Chinese Medicine.Ppt

7-Taoism and Chinese Medicine.Ppt

A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Treating Cocaine Addiction

A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Treating Cocaine Addiction

Active, healthy lifestyles

Active, healthy lifestyles

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders A Systematic Literature Review

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders A Systematic Literature Review

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders– A Systematic Literature Review

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders– A Systematic Literature Review

Acupuncture for People With Chronic Illness: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Outcome Assessment

Acupuncture for People With Chronic Illness: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Outcome Assessment

A Curious Reconstruction? The Shaping of Marketized Forensic Science

A Curious Reconstruction? The Shaping of Marketized Forensic Science

Addiction and neural ageing

Addiction and neural ageing

Addiction as a Cultural Concept

Addiction as a Cultural Concept

Addiction Concepts and Definitions

Addiction Concepts and Definitions

Addiction online resource

Addiction online resource

Adenosine Triphosphate: ATP Introduction

Adenosine Triphosphate: ATP Introduction

Adolescent Health and Development

Adolescent Health and Development

Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics

Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics

Ageing and disability: Transitions into residential care

Ageing and disability: Transitions into residential care

A Genealogy of Early Confucian Moral Psychology

A Genealogy of Early Confucian Moral Psychology

Alcohol and human health

Alcohol and human health

Allergy amp; Clinical Immunology International

Allergy amp; Clinical Immunology International

An Addiction Recovery Glossary (PDF 49p)

General Information →

Health is broadly defined as the physical and mental state of well-being in an organism. This can refer to the condition of the entire body or to a specific organ or function of the organism.

Health is a relative term, based on measurements that fall within a range of averages observed in a "normal" population. One must also consider individualized factors (e.g., age, weight, height) in determining the degree of health in a person. For instance, a normal heart rate for a child is higher than that of an adult. Similarly, a weight of 100 lb may be inadequate for one person, while the same weight may be considered too much for another.

Health can be compromised by a number of factors, such as age, trauma, genetics, and infection. The possible causes for diseases are innumerable; there is still much to learn and discover about them. The health care field has traditionally focused on the detection and treatment of such diseases. Newer approaches have emphasized health prevention and, on the opposite end of the spectrum, being able to provide a dignified death in the case of terminal illnesses.