8-23-06 - Brad Ferrell T.A What Is Health Definitions of...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Brad Ferrell--- T.A. What Is Health? Definitions of Health: 1. Origin- angering the gods 2. Historical Definitions- if you have the symptoms, you have the issue. WHO definition; health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (WHO has not amended this since 1948.) Public health addresses the health needs of a society as opposed to the needs of individuals. Public Health; the science and art of promoting health, preventing disease and prolonging life through organized efforts of society. Infectious Diseases can be passed from person to person and caused by a specific agent. Chronic Diseases are characterized by degeneration of body organs--- often due to misuse and neglect influenced Morbidity; (Having the symptoms) The state of having a disease. As life span goes up, morbidity goes up. Mortality; death rate. Public Health Changes over the past century that have lengthened life span: Vaccinations, Control of infectious diseases, fluoridation of drinking water, safer workplaces, recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern