Preventative Medicine

General or Other | Preventative Medicine (Medicine Field)


Preventive Medicine and Public Health have been defined as a specialized field of medical practice, composed of different disciplines, using techniques designed to promote and maintain health and wellbeing and prevent disease, disability and premature death. It represents one of the initiatives organized by society to protect, promote and restore the health of the population. It is a combination of science, skills and beliefs, aimed at maintaining and improving health of all people, through collective action and social.

Preventive Medicine and Public Health, as a medical specialty, is the science and practice of the promotion, development and implementation of policies to promote and protect health and prevent diseases. It aims at both reducing the likelihood of its occurrence, as to prevent or control its progression, as well as monitoring the health of the population, identifying health needs and planning and evaluating health services.

Preventive medicine strategies are typically described as taking place at the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention levels. Primal prevention strategies typically focus on providing future parents with: education regarding the consequences of epigenetic influences on their child, sufficient leave time for both parents, and financial support if required. This includes parenting in infancy as well.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Benefits

Preventive care may include examinations and screening tests tailored to an individual age, health, and family history. For example, a person with a family history of certain cancers or other diseases would begin screening at an earlier age and/or more frequently than those with no such family history. Among the methods used to prevent the onset of disease are:

(1) Preventive Immunizations: Through vaccination, serum, etc.

(2) Chemoprevention: Administration of antibiotics, aspirin, biological products, etc.

(3) Health Education: Through schools, medical centres, and media. ...