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health Idioms & Phrases


A clean bill of health

  • a certificate from the proper authrity that a ship is free from infection.
Webster 1913

Bill of health

  • noun a certificate saying that a departing ship's company is healthy (to be presented at the next port of arrival)
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  • a certificate from the proper authorities as to the state of health of a ship's company at the time of her leaving port.
Webster 1913

clean bill of health

  • noun an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition
    • the doctor gave him a clean bill of health
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department of health and human services

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
    HHS; Department of Health and Human Services.
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department of health education and welfare

  • noun a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1953 and divided in 1979
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doctor of public health

  • noun a doctor's degree in preventive medicine
    DPH.
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Foul bill, ∨ Foul bill of health

  • a certificate, duly authenticated, that a ship has come from a place where a contagious disorder prevails, or that some of the crew are infected.
Webster 1913

good health

  • noun the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    healthiness.
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health and human services

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
    HHS; Department of Health and Human Services.
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health care

  • noun social insurance for the ill and injured
  • noun the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
    healthcare.
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health care delivery

  • noun the provision of health care
    care delivery; healthcare delivery.
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health care provider

  • noun a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
    caregiver; PCP; primary care provider; health care provider.
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health check

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; medical examination; medical; medical exam.
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health club

  • noun a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness
    spa; health club.
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health code

  • noun set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
    sanitary code.
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health facility

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    medical building; healthcare facility.
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health food

  • noun any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health
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health hazard

  • noun hazard to the health of those exposed to it
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health insurance

  • noun insurance against loss due to ill health
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Health lift

  • a machine for exercise, so arranged that a person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; also called lifting machine.
Webster 1913

health maintenance organization

  • noun group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicians
    HMO.
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Health officer

  • one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place.
Webster 1913

health problem

  • noun a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
    unhealthiness; health problem.
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health profession

  • noun the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
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health professional

  • noun a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
    caregiver; PCP; primary care provider; health care provider.
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health spa

  • noun a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness
    spa; health club.
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ill health

  • noun a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
    unhealthiness; health problem.
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mental health

  • noun the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
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national institutes of health

  • noun an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
    NIH.
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occupational safety and health act

  • noun a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
    federal job safety law.
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occupational safety and health administration

  • noun a government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
    OSHA.
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primary health care

  • noun health care that is provided by a health care professional in the first contact of a patient with the health care system
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secretary of health and human services

  • noun the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Health and Human Services
    • the first Secretary of Health and Human Services was Patricia Roberts Harris who was appointed by Carter
  • noun the position of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services
    • the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services was created by Congress in 1979
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secretary of health education and welfare

  • noun head of a former executive department created in 1953 and divided into two departments in 1979
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To drink a health

  • . See under Drink.
Webster 1913

To drink the health of, ∨ To drink to the health of

  • to drink while expressing good wishes for the health or welfare of.
Webster 1913

united states public health service

  • noun an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
    PHS.
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world health organization

  • noun a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
    WHO.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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