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Virtual heart care saves lives

Lives are saved, long hospital stays prevented and quality of life improved when people with heart failure are monitored and supported at home by health professionals using technology as simple as the phone and electronic ...

Nov 17, 2015
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Receiving curative lung cancer surgery varies by state

The likelihood of receiving curative-intent surgery for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) varies substantially from state to state, according to data presented at the Eighth American Association ...

Nov 13, 2015
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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