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Glossary of Basic Genetic Terms for Health Literacy

What Is Genetics? Genetics is the science of understanding the relationship between heredity, diseases and physical traits.  Its focus is on genes, their pattern of transmission and their connection to traits and diseases. Inherited diseases are fairly prevalent.  Therefore, access to a glossary of genetic terms is an important tool for health literacy in this […]

General Common Medical Terminology and Pronunciation

The proper pronunciation and recognition of common medical terminology by patients improves communication in health care. The value of knowing common medical terminology Knowledge of many of the common medical terminology words can serve as a springboard of motivation to increase your knowledge of issues relating to your health and health care. As such it […]

Medical Microbiology Terminology for Patients

What is microbiology and why is it important? Microbiology is the science which deals with the study of microbes. Medical microbiology is the field of medicine which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are the main microorganisms of focus. Medical microbiology is a recognized specialty in […]

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