Monthly Archives: October 2014

Health and Prevention: Coming to a Hospital Near You


Most of us in healthcare recognize “health promotion and disease prevention” as smoking cessation, getting an annual physical, vaccinations, a gamut of diagnostic tests, and taking medications as directed. However, disease prevention and health promotion are so much more than that. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It includes physical fitness, good nutrition, adequate rest, and temperance; the ability […]