Medicine

medicine | Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts

Medicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.

The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet Union produced the Alma-Ata Health Declaration, which was designed to serve governments as a basis for planning health care that would reach people at all levels of society. The declaration reaffirmed that

health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world-wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector.

In its widest form, the practice of medicine—that is to say, the promotion and care of health—is concerned

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How to Prevent Medicine Abuse in Your Home: Safe Storage & Disposal

It’s up to all of us to take action against medicine abuse. The best place to start is in your own home by storing medications safely and securely, and by talking with your kids about the dangers of medicine abuse.

Mind Your Meds

Two-thirds of teens and young adults who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting it from friends, family and acquaintances. Make sure the young people in your life don’t have access to any medications in your home. Follow these three steps to monitor, secure and properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medicine in your home.

Step 1: Monitor

How aware are you of the prescription medications currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes.

Start by taking note of how many pills are in each of your

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Mercy Medicine Clinic – Florence, SC: Home

Mercy Medicine Free Clinic has been serving Florence and Williamsburg counties for more than 25 years. Our employees and volunteers come together to provide free medical and dental assistance to low income, uninsured adults without healthcare benefits. Our goal is to maintain a free medical clinic founded on the Christian principles of love, faith and compassion.  

I was sick and you cared for me

Matthew 25:36

At Mercy Medicine Free Clinic, we believe. We believe that with the help of Christ and the community we can improve health care of our neighbors. Once you walk through our doors, you are walking into loving hands. Hands of people who strive to serve. We seek to use medical knowledge with Christian love and compassion to heal our patients.

We provide to those who are less fortunate free:

                                         Medical treatment and education
                                         Free medications

                                         Dental care

In 2019 we served

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Top Caribbean Medical School – St. George’s University

Top Caribbean Medical School – St. George’s University

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1,099 US and Canadian Residencies In 2020… and Counting.*

Proud to be the #1 provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last 11 years combined.*

*According to published information as of April 2020

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Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University, the Premier Choice in Caribbean Medical Schools, has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada. The University’s over 21,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

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Choosing a medical school is one of the most crucial decisions of your life, and it’s important that you absorb

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The Medicine Wheel

In 1992 at Valley City State University, Professor Joe Stickler and his students began work on Medicine Wheel Park. The project soon expanded beyond the walls of the classroom to involve the community. The Park features two solar calendars: A horizon calendar (the medicine wheel) and a meridian or noontime calendar. Other aspects of this unique 30-acre Park include Native American burial mounds, solar system model, the North Country National Scenic Trail and other woodland nature trials, several scenic overlooks of the Sheyenne River valley and Valley City, and a 3000 square foot perennial flower garden.

The Medicine Wheel
Early cultures throughout the world built rock structures which joined the landscape to the sky, some serving as calendars. Stonehenge in England is an example. Over 100 Medicine Wheels constructed by Native Americans have been found in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. Their complete

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UW Medicine gets green light to test for coronavirus

To combat the national shortage of diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) gave authorization to UW Medicine to test patient specimens provided by physicians and health care providers, according to two UW Medicine scientists involved in developing the test and ensuring its accuracy.

The UW Medicine virology laboratory has the capacity to dramatically speed up the time it takes to determine if someone has the virus.

State Department of Health (DOH) officials had earlier acknowledged a problem with the federally approved testing kits initially supplied last month to state public health laboratories across the nation. Those problems stymied testing for — and recognition of — the virus’s spread in Washington.

The UW Medicine lab got the green light to begin testing on Saturday. As of Tuesday, scientists had tested about 200 specimens, said Dr. Alex Greninger, the lab’s assistant director who headed the team

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Bighorn Medicine Wheel




On top of the Bighorn Range in Wyoming, a desolate 9,642 feet high and only
reachable during the warm summer months, lies an ancient Native American
construction — an 80′ diameter wheel-like pattern
made of stones. At the center
of the circle is a doughnut-shaped pile of stones, a cairn,
connected to the rim by 28 spoke-like lines of stones.
Six more stone cairns are arranged around the circle, most large enough
to hold a sitting human.
The central cairn is about 12 feet in diameter and 2′ high.





Map and Views of the Wheel and Mountain


The Medicine Wheel is located in the Bighorn Mountains in
Wyoming, USA, off highway 14A. Elevation: 9,642 feet.
Latitude: 44 degrees 49′ 32″ N.; longitude: 107 degrees 55′ 15″ W.



Bighorn Medicine Wheel

If you stand or
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Health & Medicine | (e) Science News

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University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

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CITIID has been repurposed to throw all of its weight behind the fight against COVID-19. It brings to bear upon this global problem over 150 scientists and physicians, the UK’s largest academic containment Level 3 facility, and a range of collaborators from across the UK and beyond. Most importantly, it is integrated with the NHS both locally, through Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth Hospitals, and nationally, in particular via the NIHR National BioResource.

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The University of Cambridge is co-ordinating activities to address COVID-19, including establishing research collaborations with other research institutions, industrial and charity partners across key disciplines and activities…

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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

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