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Healthcare Definition and History
Healthcare is the maintenance and improvement of people's health, especially through the provision of medical services. Doctors, or physicians, are
healthcare professionals who maintain or restore people's health via the practice of medicine. Doctors are trained to diagnose and treat diseases,
ailments, injuries, and other health conditions. Nurses are caring healthcare professionals who work to restore and maintain the health of people
and their families and communities. Hippocrates of Kos, a physician who lived in ancient Greece between 460 BC and 370 BC, is often called the
father of western medicine. Historically, many physicians have subscribed to the Hippocratic Oath, which is believed to have been written by
Hippocrates or one of his students. During the 19th century Crimean War, Florence Nightingale served as a nurse and pioneered the modern nursing
movement. In the modern era, health insurance has become an important element of the healthcare industry, in order to spread the high costs and
risks associated with rare health conditions and diseases.
Early references to health and physicians are found in the Old Testament, in Proverbs
chapter 16, verse 24
, which reads, "Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health
for the bones", and in the New Testament,
in Mark chapter 2, verse 17
, which reads, "They that are strong have not need of a
, but those who are ill". More healthcare information is available on this Health Care Guide and Directory
|Dental Hygienists - https://dental-clinics.regionaldirectory.us/dental-hygienists.htm |
Introduction to the dental hygienist profession, with a discussion of training and licensing requirements.
|Dentists - https://dental-clinics.regionaldirectory.us/dentists.htm |
Introduction to the dentistry profession, with a discussion of dentist educational and professional requirements.
|Elsevier Health - https://us.elsevierhealth.com/ |
Elsevier Health Sciences Publishing offers books and journals in dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary sciences, and allied medical fields.
|Health Finder - https://www.healthfinder.gov/ |
Healthfinder, established in 1997, is a health information website that was developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
|Health on the Net Foundation - https://www.hon.ch/ |
In 1996, HON became one of the first URLs to guide both lay users and medical professionals to reliable sources of information on the Internet.
|Hospital Data - https//www.hospital-data.com/ |
This website contains an alphabetical list of hospital, home health center, nursing home, and dialysis facility profiles.
|MD Consult - https://www.mdconsult.com/ |
MD Consult was established in 1997 through a venture with certain medical publishers, including Saunders and Mosby. MD Consult is widely used by doctors.
|Medical Imaging - https://medical-imaging.regionaldirectory.us/about.htm |
Learn about medical imaging technologies, including the various sonography and radiological techniques.
|Medicine Net - https://www.medicinenet.com/ |
Medicinenet is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides in-depth, authoritative medical information.
|Medline Plus - https://www.medlineplus.gov/ |
MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This database provides information about health and drugs.
|National Institute of Mental Health - https://www.nimh.nih.gov/ |
The NIMH, founded in 1946 and part of the National Institutes of Health, is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.
|National Institutes of Health - https://www.nih.gov/ |
The NIH is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency for supporting and conducting medical research.
|National Library of Medicine - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ |
The NLM is a large medical library that collects and publishes materials about all areas of biomedicine and health care.
|Nutritionists - https://nutritionists.regionaldirectory.us/about.htm |
Overview of nutritionist and dietitian training requirements, career opportunities, and typical job responsibilities.
|Pan American Health Organization - https://www.paho.org/ |
PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the Americas.
|PubMed Central - https://www ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ |
PMC is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
|Social Workers - https://social-workers.regionaldirectory.us/about.htm |
Introduction to the diverse field of social work, with a discussion of its educational and licensing requirements.
|World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/ |
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations. Its mandated goal is the attainment by all peoples of the highest degree of health.