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Agency for International Development

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

Abbreviated as AID, or preferably USAID. The US government agency that administers and disburses foreign aid in the form of material, professional and technical support, primarily aimed at...

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agroecology

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — United States History.

The application of ecological principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems, with low external input and considerable reliance on available farm...

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American Association of Retired Persons

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

(AARP)

A large national organization in the United States that advocates on behalf of Americans in the older age groups, roughly 55 years and older. There are equivalent...

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American Medical Association

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

(AMA)

The principal professional organization for licensed physicians in the United States. It is an academic society concerned with professional standards of competence and...

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drug abuse

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Medicine and Health.

Another name for substance abuse. Preferred usage drug misuse. See also addiction, dependence (2), substance dependence, substance-induced disorders, substance-related disorders, substance...

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gangs

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

Social groups, usually of adolescents and young adults, often single-sex groups, that may form, dissolve, and form again with changed membership. They provide mutual emotional and social...

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heart Disease

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A general term that covers atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death...

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Indian Health Service

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides preventive and therapeutic health care for members of indigenous population groups. The service includes hospitals,...

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mental hospital

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

An institution that provides care and shelter for people with mental, emotional, and personality disorders, sometimes severe enough to require custodial care. Mental hospitals have a long...

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“Mother” Jones

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

(1830–1930)

An activist and advocate of human rights known as “Mother Jones”, she played a major role in helping to reduce and eventually eliminate child labor and inhumane and...

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