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As causal inference
Although epidemiology is sometimes viewed as a collection of statistical tools used to elucidate the associations of exposures to health outcomes, a deeper understanding of this science is that of dis ...
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The practice
Epidemiologists employ a range of study designs from the observational to experimental and generally categorized as descriptive, analytic (aiming to further examine known associations or hypothesized ...
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The profession
To date, few universities offer epidemiology as a course of study at the undergraduate level. Many epidemiologists are physicians, or hold graduate degrees such as a Master of Public Health (MPH), Mas ...
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History
The Greek physician Hippocrates is known as the father of medicine.. Hippocrates sought a logic to sickness; he is the first person known to have examined the relationships between the occurrence of d ...
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Etymology
Epidemiology, literally meaning "the study of what is upon the people", is derived from Greek epi, meaning "upon, among", demos, meaning "people, district", and logos, meaning "study, word, discourse ...
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Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the study (or the science of the study) of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and inform ...
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Diabetology
Diabetology is the clinical science of diabetes mellitus, its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. It can be considered a specialised field of endocrinology.The term diabetologist is used in several wa ...
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In popular culture
Lisa Cuddy, a character on the television show House M.D.Elliot Reid, a character who becomes an expert in the field in the Scrubs episode "My Way Home"Naomi Bennett, a character on the television sho ...
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Diseases
See main article at Endocrine diseasesA disease due to a disorder of the endocrine system is often called a "hormone imbalance", but is technically known as an endocrinopathy or endocrinosis. Such dis ...
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Patient education
Because endocrinology encompasses so many conditions and diseases, there are many organizations that provide education to patients and the public. The Hormone Foundation is the public education affili ...
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Endocrinology as a profession
Although every organ system secretes and responds to hormones (including the brain, lungs, heart, intestine, skin, and the kidney), the clinical specialty of endocrinology focuses primarily on the end ...
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History and key discoveries of endocrinology
According to Robert K. G. Temple, the study of endocrinology began in China. The Chinese were isolating sex and pituitary hormones from human urine and using them for medicinal purposes by 200 BCE. Th ...
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Chemical classes of hormones
Griffin and Ojeda identify three different classes of hormone based on their chemical composition:Amines__Amines, such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine, are derived from single amino acids ...
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Endocrinology
Endocrinology (from Greek ?νδον, endo, "within"; κρ?νω, krīnō, "to separate"; and -λογ?α, -logia, "the study of") is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system ...
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Epidemiology
A U.S. government report found there were 119 million emergency department visits in 2006, an increase of 36% from 1996. During this same ten-year period of increased usage, the number of emergency de ...
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