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1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain. There is no health in us. (book of Common Prayer) Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. (Buckminster)

2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. Come, love and health to all. Bill of health. See Bill. 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. Health officer, one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place. To drink a health. See drink.

Origin: oe. Helthe, as. Hlp, fr. Hal hale, sound, whole. See whole.


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... order a set of basic blood tests (blood cell counts, standard blood chemistry etc.), which already gives a whole lot of information about your health -- although you may require some help from a medical professional with interpreting them -- for a cost of twenty to thirty bucks or euros or ...

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Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
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Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
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Thinking in terms of evolution

... here also, I think: With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the ...

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Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
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stroke risk

... of saturated fats (this is probably the expected correct answer, but in the last years the harmful effect of saturated fats on the heart health was questioned, just saying - walking to work - adopting vegetarian diet - meditating can decrease stress, which can contribute to heart disease, ...

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Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:53 pm
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... is why oral antibiotics are called "systemic antibiotics." Antibiotic associated diarrhea is described here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antibiotic-associated-diarrhea/DS00454 I'm not saying this caused diarrhea in OP, but it's possible.

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Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:32 pm
 
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