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The 5th version of this best-selling introductory textual content has been up to date to mirror the most recent traits and information in group health and wellbeing in order to successfully handle the overall healthiness matters dealing with today’s groups. With emphasis on constructing the data and talents useful for a profession in overall healthiness schooling, An advent to group future health, 5th version covers such issues as epidemiology, neighborhood association, software making plans, minority overall healthiness, health and wellbeing care, psychological overall healthiness, environmental future health, medicinal drugs, security, and occupational healthiness.

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Renaissance and Exploration (1500 –1700) The Renaissance period was characterized by a rebirth of thinking about the nature of the world and of humankind. There was an expansion of trade between cities and nations and an increase in population concentrations in large cities. This period was also characterized by exploration and discovery. The travels of Columbus, Magellan, and many other explorers eventually ushered in a period of colonialism. The effects of the Renaissance on community health were substantial.

At the beginning of the century, the leading causes of death were infectious diseases, but by mid-century many of these 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. IN THE UNITED STATES diseases were under control. This control can be attributed to cleaner water, improved sanitation, and antibiotics. Decline of deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke. While these remain the leading causes of death, significant progress has been made in reducing the death rates since 1950. This progress can be attributed to the identification and modification of risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure, and the improved access to early detection and better treatment.

D. 500–1500) was that health and disease were associated with spirituality. Many epidemics were seen during this period. D. 1500–1700), there was a growing belief that disease was caused by the environment, not spiritual factors. • The eighteenth century was characterized by industrial growth. Science was being used more in medicine and it was during this century that the first vaccine was discovered. The germ theory was introduced during this time, and the last fourth of the century is known as the bacteriological period of public health.

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