health

Definitions

  • With her head in Jo's lap, while the wind blew healthfully over her
    With her head in Jo's lap, while the wind blew healthfully over her
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n health the general condition of body and mind "his delicate health","in poor health"
    • n health a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890
    • Health A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. "Come, love and health to all."
    • Health The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain. "There is no health in us.""Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote 'Nutrition for Health', died of malnutrition. (not verified)
    • n health Soundness of body; that condition of a living organism and of its various parts and functions which conduces to efficient and prolonged life; a normal bodily condition. Health implies also, physiologically, the ability to produce offspring fitted to live long and to perform efficiently the ordinary functions of their species.
    • n health In an extended use, the general condition of the body with reference to the degree of soundness and vigor, whether normal or impaired: as, good health; ill health; how is your health?
    • n health Natural vigor of the faculties; moral or intellectual soundness.
    • n health Power of healing, or giving health; capacity for restoring, strengthening, enlightening, purifying, etc.: chiefly in Scripture.
    • n health A salutation or a toast; an invocation of health and happiness for another: as, to drink a health to one.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fleas are essential to the health of armadillos and hedgehogs; they provide necessary stimulation of the skin. Deloused armadillos and hedgehogs will die.
    • n Health helth wholeness or soundness of body: general state of the body, as in 'ill health,' 'good health,' soundness and vigour of mind: a toast, as 'to drink one's health'—to drink to the health of:
    • n Health helth (B.) salvation, or divine favour
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Quotations

  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “We are usually the best men when in the worst health.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.”
  • Lebanese Proverb
    Lebanese Proverb
    “Hygiene is two thirds of health.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”

Idioms

Clean bill of health - If something or someone has a clean bill of health, then there's nothing wrong; everything's fine.
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In rude health - (UK) If someone's in rude health, they are very healthy and look it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. helthe, AS. hǣlþ, fr. hāl, hale, sound, whole. See Whole
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hælthhál, whole.

Usage

In literature:

Part V. HEALTH IN MARRIAGE.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
It was Dahlia's health which had sent us there.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Manifest now the reality of that affection you professed for him in his health.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
You have not failed to remark that almost our entire existence depends upon our health, and health upon digestion.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Good nourishment restored him to health in eight days.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
She too must preserve her health, her efficiency.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
She may lose her health by a few years' overwork and become unable to support herself.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
That we cannot be certain about the inheritance of health, because health is not a quality.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
Recreation was almost unknown, and we had hardly rest enough to secure good health.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The state of Mr Montefiore's health not being as satisfactory as he could have wished, he sent for a physician.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
There is contagion in good health and sound morals, when daily illustrated, no less than in courage and fear.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
They would enjoy better health, be able to perform more labor, and would live to a greater age.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
You must look out for your health while you are training.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
The same principle holds in regard to health.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
After they had been two months in confinement, their health gave way.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
My health is still very precarious, and I may at any moment leave my child unprotected.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Her health broke down, and she died at last on March 21, 1775.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Must know health habits (page 96).
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
It is like destroying one lung and half of the other, and then expect a man to be in vigorous health.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In little more than a year under the Water-cure, she was restored to perfect health.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In poetry:

POLEMIUS.
I value
More than I can say your manner
Towards my son, so kind, so zealous
For his health.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Then mothers nursed their children,
And daughters fed their sires,
And Health sat down with Plenty
Before the next Yule fires.
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But now with joy we drink his health,
Whom Nell did most prefer,
And wish him lots of luck and wealth
Who's lately married her.
"The Devoutly Thankful Lover" by Harry Breaker Morant
Those bodies which sometimes were torn,
And bones that broken were
For God's word; he doth now adorn
With health and glory fair.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
'The food that grows in every field
Will life and health prolong:
And water from the spring suffice
To quench the thirsty tongue.
"A Tale" by John Logan
That man did touch thee! Eyes divine
Make sunrise in thy soul;
Thou seest love in order shine:—
His health hath made thee whole!
"Mary Magdalene" by George MacDonald

In news:

Your health news in our free weekly Health email.
Nuffield Health runs a Health Map service.
The authors are with University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, and Hebrew Health Care, West Hartford, Conn.
The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, aims to encourage women to breastfeed by highlighting its health benefits.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently gathered a panel of nutrition experts to address lactose intolerance and health.
Deborah Kaplan, assistant commissioner for maternal, infant, and reproductive health at the New York City Department of Health, follows up on yesterday's conversation about access to baby formula in city hospitals.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brittany Kollmer, RN and community health nurse at Bethlehem Bureau of Health, left.
Dr Kodonawy made a few correct assessments of health care and health insurance.
The perennial grower offers health fair to all employees to provide free health assessments for farm workers and academic hours for student nurses.
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a health care bill last Friday night, that panel made its share of changes and additions to the overall health legislation.
Many healthcare advocates are suggesting that placing restrictions on health insurers' medical loss ratio (MLR) would save millions in healthcare costs—money that could be better spent expanding health coverage and reducing premiums.
Leif Wellington Haase is president and founder of LWH Consulting, a California-based health policy research firm, and a California-based senior fellow in the Health Policy Program of the New America Foundation.
The authors of the study observed an uptick in life span even among those whose physical activity fell short of what's recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.
Still riding the ripples from the Coakley-Capuano tit-for-tat over abortion and health care reform, Stephen Pagliuca has unveiled a new video declaring he'll be a "reliable" vote on health care reform.
Henry Ford Health System partners with the Community Health and Social Services Center to support primary care.
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In science:

It should be emphasized that after the wave function collapse the uncertainty regarding the health of the cat increases, since we have passed from a deterministic picture to a statistical one, and therefore the entropy increases as well.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
In contrast, in making a medical diagnosis the health of a particular individual is of interest, and it does not matter (for a particular diagnosis) how prevalent a particular health state is in a population.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations
The corresponding graphs for the HEALTH dataset are shown in Figure 2.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
There are many potential applications of sensor networks including military, environment and health areas (for a taxonomy of sensors networks see ).
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Roberto’s research focuses on health and social support in the later stages of life, so she considered the Personal Memex as used by an older population.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
For both MI and stroke, measures of health behavior/lifestyle were associated with odds ratios (ORs) less than 1.0.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Some of the health behavior/lifestyle variables were chosen specifically because they were NOT likely to be causally related to MI or stroke and whose relationship with these conditions would be expected to be non-causal.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
The questions asked about health behavior/lifestyle spanned a range of activities and behaviors that people believe may improve their health.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Women were asked, “Do you do the following to try to improve your health?” This was followed by the trained interviewer reading each behavior with a query for a “yes” or “no” response.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
For almost all of the health behavior questions, age-adjusted ORs for both stroke and MI in women who responded “yes” to the question are lower than 1.0 in both non-hysterectomized and hysterectomized women.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Statistical issues arising in the women’s health initiative.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
We also wish to thank the Office of Environment, Health & Safety and the Laboratory for Nuclear Science MIT for technical support.
DMTPC-10L: Direction-Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Prototype
The given treatment will typically depend on the patient’s previous health condition.
A martingale approach to continuous-time marginal structural models
This means that we would have to set up an experiment on a group of patients where the treatment was initiated by randomization independently of each patient’s previous health condition.
A martingale approach to continuous-time marginal structural models
In order to solve this problem, one might suggest that we compute an estimate of the treatment effect conditionally on the health condition of the patient.
A martingale approach to continuous-time marginal structural models
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