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noun condition, fitness, freedom from aillent, freedom from disease, haleness, hardiness, physical condition, robustness, ruggedness, salubrity, salus, sanitas, soundness, soundness of body, stamina, state of health, strength, sturdiness, vigor, vitality, well-being, wholesomeness
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HEALTH. Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions of the parts of the living body.
     2. Public health is an object of the utmost importance and has attracted the attention of the national and state legislatures.
     3. By the act of Congress of the 25th of February, 1799, 1 Story's L. U. S. 564, it is enacted: 1. That the quarantines and other restraints, which shall be established by the laws of any state, respecting any vessels arriving in or bound to any port or district thereof, whether coming from a foreign port or some other part of the United States, shall be observed and enforced by all officers of the United States, in such place. Sect. 1. 2. In times of contagion the collectors of the revenue may remove, under the provisions of the act, into another district. Sect. 4. 3. The judge of any district court may, when a contagious disorder prevails in his district, cause the removal of persons confined in prison under the laws of the United States, into another district. Sect. 5. 4. In case of the prevalence of a contagious disease at the seat of government, the president of the United States may direct the removal of any or all public offices to a place of safety. Sect. 6. 5. In case of such contagious disease, at the seat of government, the chief justice, or in case of his death or inability, the senior associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, may issue his warrant to the marshal of the district court within which the supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said session of the said court to such other place within the same or adjoining district as he may deem convenient. And the district judges may, under the same circumstances, have the same power to adjourn to some other part of their several districts. Sect. 7.
     3. Offences against the provisions of the health laws are generally punished by fine and imprisonment. These are offences against public health, punishable by the common law by fine and imprisonment, such for example, as selling unwholesome provisions. 4 Bl. Com. 162; 2 East's P. C. 822; 6 East, R.133 to 141; 3 M. & S. 10; 4 Campb. R. 10.
     4. Private injuries affecting a man's health arise upon a breach of contract, express or implied; or in consequence of some tortious act unconnected with a contract.
     5.-1. Those injuries to health which arise upon contract are, 1st. The misconduct of medical men, when, through neglect, ignorance, or wanton experiments, they injure their patients. 1 Saund. 312, n. 2. 2d. By the sale of unwholesome food; though the law does not consider a sale to be a warranty as to the goodness or quality of a personal chattel, it is otherwise with regard to food and liquors. 1 Rolle's Ab. 90, pl. 1, 2.
     6.-2. Those injuries which affect a man's health, and which arise from tortious acts unconnected with contracts, are, 1st. Private nuisances. 2d. Public nuisances. 3d. Breaking quarantine. 4th. By sudden alarms, and frightening; as by raising a pretended ghost. 4 Bl. Com. 197, 201, note 25; 1 Hale, 429; Smith's Forens. Med. 37 to 39; 1 Paris & Fonbl. 351, 352. For private injuries affecting his health a man may generally have an action on the case.

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11) However, it is imperative to recognize that research activities conducted for the purpose of obtaining generalized knowledge are not included within the scope of health care operations.
16) Also, they may request limitations on disclosure of information for treatment, payment or health care operations that could ordinarily occur without their authorization, (17) although the extent to which providers and plans are required to honor such requests varies by the type of request and to whom it is made.
McCall has more than 25 years of health care operations and strategy experience.
Whatever cause they think they're striking for, it's not worth disrupting health care operations when there are alternative courses to reach their goals.
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The inquiry concerns Locking system that will provide the various municipal home care / home health care operations systematic, efficient and secure key management in users.
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What constitutes health care operations has been a subject of debate.
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The new agreement allows PacifiCare, Genesis Physician Group and SHP to move forward stabilizing health care operations and maintaining relationships with plan members in North Texas.
UltraRAD Corporation, a leading provider of fully integrated, scalable PACS and Teleradiology Systems, and Breece Hill, the premier provider of innovative data protection solutions, announced today that their companies have successfully completed development of an all-in-one backup, recovery and archive appliance tuned to meet the specific data management and protection needs of small and medium-sized medical organizations, as well as departments or remote sites of large health care operations.
a privately held home health care provider based in White Plains, New York ("Premier"), to sell certain assets related to the home health care operation of Star's subsidiary in New Jersey (the "New Jersey Assets"), and certain assets of Star related to its home health care operations in New York (the "New York Assets").

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