Health

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor's offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A human-rights approach is essential to end the global TB epidemic

"Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies," wrote John Keats, in his acclaimed "Ode to a Nightingale." His words probably summarized his struggle against tuberculosis (TB), an ancient disease that killed millions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Judy's first pregnancy was planned, and she was looking forward to having a baby. Yet, halfway through the pregnancy, something changed. She began to feel down and bad about herself. She had less energy and struggled to concentrate. ...

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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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