• 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
    • adj healthful conducive to good health of body or mind "a healthful climate","a healthful environment","healthful nutrition","healthful sleep","Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
    • adj healthful free from filth and pathogens "sanitary conditions for preparing food","a sanitary washroom"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a "cemetery town" in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1
    • Healthful Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant.
    • Healthful Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition. "A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned."
    • Healthful Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet. "The healthful Spirit of thy grace."
    • Healthful Well-disposed; favorable. "Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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
    • healthful Full of or in the enjoyment of health; free from disease; healthy: as, a healthful body or a healthful condition.
    • healthful Serving to promote health; salubrious; wholesome; salutary: as, a healthful air or climate; a healthful diet.
    • healthful Well disposed; cheerful.
    • healthful Synonyms and Wholesome, etc. See healthy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote 'Nutrition for Health', died of malnutrition. (not verified)
    • adj Healthful full of or enjoying health: indicating health: wholesome: salutary
    • ***


  • Carl Jung
    “Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”
  • Ingrid Bergman
    Ingrid Bergman
    “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    “Happiness lies first of all in health.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hælthhál, whole.


In literature:

Economy of Health and Time secured by such Institutions.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
At that time her health becoming greatly impaired, she gave up her school and embarked for Europe.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
The most significant single thing about the red flush, supposed to be indicative of health, is its location.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Andrew Carnegie said recently that he attributed his long life, health and strength to his activity.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
If your health is impaired, forsake dollars if necessary and make health your first concern.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
For several years, his health seems to have been unsatisfactory.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
It is obvious that national health would be improved with a considerably larger proportion of hardy country yeomen.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
Notwithstanding these drawbacks, my physical health was good, which I confess surprised me, for this among other reasons.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
In 1884, owing to failing health, he went to the home of his son, Rev.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
In disease, the pulse may become slower or more rapid than in health.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture

In poetry:

He cared not for its ill-got wealth,
He felt not for his pride;
He had youth, and strength, and health,
And enough for one beside.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Roused to newborn strength and courage,
Pain and grief, I cast away,
Health and life, I keenly follow,
Mighty Death is held at bay.
"Power of Love" by Anne Bronte
The Knight was rich as Knight might be
In patrimonial wealth;
And rich in nature's gifts was he,
In youth, and strength, and health.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
The bark has sailed the midnight sea,
The sea without a shore,
That waved its parting sign to thee,--
"A health to thee, Tom Moore!"
"After A Lecture On Moore" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I was young and well and glad,
I used to play at being sad;
Now youth and health are fled away,
At being glad I sometimes play.
"Make-believes" by Robert Fuller Murray
And whoso bathes therein his brow,
With care or madness burning,
Feels once again his healthful thought
And sense of peace returning.
"The Well of Loch Maree" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Under California's Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act, health plans must obtain a license from the Department of Managed Health Care to operate as HMOs in the state.
This morning's New York Post contained a hysterical story about the Obama administration's health-care plan, which plans to pay for universal health care by increasing the tax on the wealthy.
But he pointed out that other health-care proposals - like total health care - are idealistic as well.
The re-emergence of whooping cough is not just a health threat, but it indicates a breakdown in the mass immunization of children, which is one of the core components of our health-care system.
Harry Dhaliwal, an environmental health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health, checks the trans fats contents in ingredients at a Vancouver Restaurant on May 17, 2011.
These are the best and worst restaurant health inspection scores for July 18-24 filed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
Stanislaus County’s indigent adult health program has been a safety net for some of the county’s poorest residents, as well as people whose jobs and health insurance have disappeared during the recession.
The WPO and ODIP will host a conference aiming to highlight special issues concerning women with disabilities, including health disparities, reproductive health, psychological health and more.
Modern Healthcare, a weekly newsmagazine for the health care industry, includes hospital officers from Kansas City and St Joseph among the top 25 health informatics experts in the nation.
Alaska, which is among the states that sued over the constitutionality of the federal health care law, has yet to implement a health care exchange.
The city of Baxter joined the National Joint Powers Alliance cooperative in 2002 as a way to get lower health insurance premium s and pool its health insurance risk.
Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 1999-2000 Average Annual Health Insurance Premium Costs.
Pharmaca, Integrative Health Advisory Board, integrative medicine, health and wellness, pharmacy, drug store, Barry Perzow, natural medicine.
Pharmaca, Integrative Health Advisory Board, integrative medicine, health and wellness, pharmacy, drug store, Barry Perzow.
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In science:

Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, 1964.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Jacob Bien is supported by the Urbanek Family Stanford Graduate Fellowship and Robert Tibshirani was partially supported by National Science Foundation Grant DMS-9971405 and National Institutes of Health Contract N01-HV-28183.
Classification by Set Cover: The Prototype Vector Machine
However, the health effects are in reality linked to clusters of extremely high temperatures over much shorter time periods, and the fluctuations of temperature during this period determine risks.
Limit theorems for empirical processes of cluster functionals
The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
Algorithms for the Split Variational Inequality Problem
The need of semantically integrating different biomedical sources arose in the context of the European Health-e-Child (HeC) [4, 5] integrated pro ject.
Building conceptual spaces for exploring and linking biomedical resources