Disease Prevention and Health Maintenance

  • Stephen Brunton
  • John Sutherland


The major health concerns of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were largely alleviated by public health measures, such as improved sanitation and infection control. These advances and increasing industrialization of Western society have resulted in dramatic changes in patterns of mortality and morbidity. Thus, although there has been a drastic reduction in death from the major acute infectious diseases, health care Professionals today are faced with modern pandemics of cardiovascular disease, cancer, automobile accidents, and other lifestyle-related illnesses (Table 10.1).


Coronary Heart Disease Sexually Transmitted Disease Lipid Research Clinic Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial High Density Lipopro 
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  • Stephen Brunton
  • John Sutherland

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