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academic freedom

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — History of the Americas.

The right of scholars to study and report on any problem that their curiosity and conscience dictate, without fear of retribution. This right may be infringed when studies are paid for by...

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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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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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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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hunger strike

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — European History.

A form of nonviolent protest against conditions, used for instance by political prisoners who refuse to eat in order to publicize the cause they believe in, using what they may perceive to...

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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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industrial hygiene

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — History of the Americas.

The art and science devoted to recognition, evaluation, and control of the environmental factors and stresses that occur in or are related to the workplace and working conditions that may...

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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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