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A Health Encyclopedia is a comprehensive written compendium that provides detailed information on health, diseases, medical conditions, treatments, medical procedures, and aspects of wellness. It aims to be a reliable resource for both medical professionals and the general public to understand health-related topics.
Overview[edit | edit source]
A health encyclopedia offers in-depth details on the wide array of topics related to health, including anatomy, diseases, medications, and medical procedures. It is designed to assist individuals in gaining a better understanding of health conditions and medical terms.
Content[edit | edit source]
The encyclopedia is divided into various sections, each focusing on specific areas of health and medicine:
Diseases and Conditions[edit | edit source]
Information on a broad range of diseases and disorders, their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Treatments and Procedures[edit | edit source]
Detailed descriptions of medical treatments and surgical procedures.
Human Anatomy and Physiology[edit | edit source]
Explains the structure of the human body and its functions.
Nutrition and Wellness[edit | edit source]
Covers nutritional information and wellness practices.
Preventive Medicine[edit | edit source]
Focuses on disease prevention and health promotion.
Specialties in Medicine[edit | edit source]
An overview of various medical specialties.
Healthcare Systems[edit | edit source]
Information on healthcare delivery systems, insurance, and patient care.
Use[edit | edit source]
The health encyclopedia serves several purposes:
- Educational resource for medical students and professionals.
- Reference guide for individuals seeking to understand health-related issues.
- Tool for preventive health care and wellness promotion.
Development and Maintenance[edit | edit source]
Health encyclopedias are usually developed by medical experts and updated regularly to include the latest medical research and health guidelines.
Access[edit | edit source]
Many health encyclopedias are available online, providing easy access to up-to-date health information. Some are available in print or as mobile applications.
The Core Philosophy of WikiMD[edit | edit source]
At the heart of WikiMD's mission is the belief that prevention is better than cure. With this in mind, the encyclopedia dedicates substantial resources to topics such as wellness, nutrition, diet, and weight loss. As an extensive health reference, it covers an array of subjects that span health, wellness, and healthcare. The coverage extends over various diseases, health conditions, treatments, medications, and nutrition, as well as insights into maintaining good health, strategies for prevention, and managing illness.
Who Can Benefit from WikiMD?[edit | edit source]
WikiMD's detailed content, endorsed by healthcare professionals, serves both the medical community and the general public.
For Healthcare Professionals[edit | edit source]
For healthcare providers, WikiMD is a vital resource, keeping them up-to-date with the latest medical discoveries, guidelines, and essential clinical information for better patient care.
For the General Public[edit | edit source]
Laypersons find WikiMD a valuable asset for understanding how to maintain health and prevent disease. It sheds light on the causes and symptoms of various illnesses, treatment options available, and advice for healthy living choices, including diet, exercise, and stress management.
Peer-Reviewed by Medical Professionals[edit | edit source]
WikiMD's health encyclopedia discusses topics from disease risk factors to cutting-edge medical technologies for early detection. Renowned medical experts rigorously review the content for accuracy. The database encompasses detailed information on diseases, medical conditions, diagnostic measures, symptoms, injuries, and surgical procedures. It's crucial, however, to recognize that personal health decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment should always involve a consultation with a licensed physician.
Scope of Topics in WikiMD[edit | edit source]
- Anatomy and Physiology: Detailed look into the complex structure and functions of the human body, including various systems.
- Common Diseases and Conditions: In-depth discussions of widespread health issues, their origins, signs, diagnosis, and treatment options.
- Nutrition and Diet: Emphasis on the role of nutrition in health, including guidance for particular health conditions and life stages.
- Fitness and Exercise: Insights into the benefits of regular physical activity, types of exercises, and tips for developing an effective fitness plan.
- Preventive care: Strategies for maintaining health, including screenings, vaccines, and lifestyle changes for overall well-being.
- Medical procedures and Treatments: Explanations of common medical procedures, their purposes, and the risks involved.
- Medications: Information on various drugs, their uses, side effects, and interactions.
- Emergency and Critical care: Basics of emergency medicine and critical care for managing severe and urgent health conditions.
WikiMD by the Numbers[edit | edit source]
With over 2,146,020 pages, WikiMD is recognized as the largest free medical and wellness encyclopedia available worldwide.
|Encyclopedia of health | Dictionary of medicine | Glossary of medicine | Encyclopedia of medicine|
|A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | 0-9|
Popular health topics[edit | edit source]
a[edit | edit source]
- abdominal aortic aneurysm
- addiction see substance abuse
- aging see older adult health
- AIDS also see HIV
- alcohol abuse see substance abuse
- aneurysm see abdominal aortic aneurysm
b[edit | edit source]
- back pain
- prevent back pain
- bed bugs
- bicycle safety
- ride your bike safely
- birth control
- blindness see eye health
- blood pressure
- bone health
- calcium: shopping list
- get a bone density test
- get enough calcium
- breast cancer
- breastfeed your baby
- bug bites see insect bites
c[edit | edit source]
- cardiovascular health see heart health
- cervical cancer
- child development
- child safety
- childhood obesity see dental care
- children’s health
- get your cholesterol checked
- colorectal cancer
- contraception see birth control
- coronary heart disease see heart health
- cpr or cardiopulmonary resuscitation see first aid
d[edit | edit source]
- see hearing
- dental care
- developmental milestones see child development
- diet see nutrition
- disaster preparedness see emergency preparedness
- domestic violence ]
- drug abuse see substance abuse
- drug safety see medicines
e[edit | edit source]
f[edit | edit source]
- fall prevention
- first aid
- see physical activity
- folic acid
- see nutrition
- food safety
g[edit | edit source]
h[edit | edit source]
- health care
- healthy diet
- see nutrition
- healthy foods
- see nutrition
- healthy relationships
- see relationships
- healthy weight
- see weight management
- get your hearing checked
- heart health
- high blood pressure
- see blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- see cholesterol
- home safety
- see infection prevention
- hpv or human papillomavirus
- see blood pressure
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No topics/tools listed
k[edit | edit source]
l[edit | edit source]
m[edit | edit source]
- [[mammograms] see breast cancer
- maternal health see pregnancy
- medical tests see screening tests
- men’s health
- mental health
n[edit | edit source]
o[edit | edit source]
p[edit | edit source]
- pandemic flu
- see flu
- pap test see cervical cancer
- physical activity
- pregnancy see medicines
- prostate cancer
q[edit | edit source]
r[edit | edit source]
s[edit | edit source]
- screening tests see flu
- senior health see older adult health
- sexual health
- shots see vaccines
- skin protection
- smoking cessation
- quit smoking
- sodium see child development
- substance abuse
- suicide prevention
- see depression
t[edit | edit source]
- see screening tests
- tick bites see insect bites
- tobacco use see smoking cessation
- toddler health
- type 2 diabetes
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Health is the state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being.
Short list of health articles - A[edit source]
– Ageless – Aging and memory – Aging – Alcoholism – Allergy – Alternative medicine – Amputation – Anaerobic exercise – Anaesthesia – Anatomical pathology – Anatomy – Andrology – Animal-assisted therapy – Antibiotic resistance – Appetite – Assisted reproductive technology – Athletic training – Audiology – Autoimmune disease – Auxology
– Biological standard of living – Biomedical research – Biomedical technology – Bipolar disorder – Birth attendant – Birth control – Blood diseases – Blood test – Body composition – Body Mass Index (BMI) – Brain death
– Chiropractic – Cognitive therapy – Community-based rehabilitation – Community health – Complementary and alternative medicine – Complementary medicine – Convalescence - COVID-19 portal – Cryosurgery
– Dentistry – Dermatology – Determinants of health – Detoxification – Developmental disability – Diabetes – Diagnosis – Diet (nutrition) – Diet and obesity – Dietary supplement – Dietetics – Dieting – Digestion – Digestive system – Digestive tract – Disability – Disease registry – Disease – Doctor-patient relationship – Dysarthria – Dyslexia
Fad diet – Faith healing – Family centered care – Family planning – Famine – Fast food – Fertility – Fetal alcohol syndrome – Folk medicine – Food additive – Food allergy – Food – Food groups – Food pyramid (nutrition) – Food technology – Food – Forensic pathology
Gene therapy – General fitness training – General surgery – Genetic counseling – Genetic engineering – Genetically modified organism – Genetics– Genome project – Genome – Genomics – Geriatrics – Gerontology – Gynaecology
Haematology – Healing – Health care delivery – Health care system – Health care – Health economics – Health education – Health profession – Health promotion – Health science – Health – Healthcare – Healthy diet – Healthy eating – History of medicine – Holistic health – Home birth – Home remedy – Homeopathy – Homeostasis – Hormone – Hospice – Hospital – Human anatomy – Hygiene
Macronutrient – Male infertility – Malnutrition – Medical cannabis – Medical case management – Medical devices – Medical history – Medical imaging – Medical school – Medical sociology – Medical technology
Nanomedicine – Nanotechnology – Naturopathic medicine – Neurology – Neuroscience – Neurosurgery – Nuclear medicine – Nurse – Nursing school – Nursing – Nutrient – Nutrition – Nutritional supplement – Nutritionist
Obesity – Obstetrics and Gynecology – Obstetrics – Occupational hygiene – Occupational medicine – Occupational safety and health – Occupational therapy – Old age – Oncology – Online pharmacy – Ophthalmology – Optometry – Oral hygiene – Organ transplant – Organism – Orthopaedics – Osteopathy – Over-the-counter drug – Overweight
Disclaimer[edit | edit source]
While WikiMD offers a treasure trove of medical knowledge, it should never replace professional medical advice. Should any health concerns arise, it's always prudent to seek counsel from a healthcare professional.