Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition
Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 8th edition Disclaimer The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor is this publication exhaustive of the subject matter. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Compliance with any recommendations cannot of itself guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional and the premises from which the health professional operates. Whilst the text is directed to health professionals possessing appropriate qualifications and skills in ascertaining and discharging their professional including legal duties, it is not to be regarded as clinical advice and, in particular, is no substitute for a full examination and consideration of medical history in reaching a diagnosis and treatment based on accepted clinical practices. Accordingly, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and its employees and agents shall have no liability including without limitation liability by reason of negligence to any users of the information contained in this publication for any loss or damage consequential or otherwise , cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in this publication and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information.
Preventive healthcare alternatively preventative healthcare or prophylaxis consists of measures taken for disease prevention. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primal,   primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Each year, millions of people die of preventable deaths. A study showed that about half of all deaths in the United States in were due to preventable behaviors and exposures. There are many methods for prevention of disease. It is recommended that adults and children aim to visit their doctor for regular check-ups, even if they feel healthy, to perform disease screening , identify risk factors for disease, discuss tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, stay up to date with immunizations and boosters, and maintain a good relationship with a healthcare provider. Genetic testing can also be performed to screen for mutations that cause genetic disorders or predisposition to certain diseases such as breast or ovarian cancer.
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