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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
National Institutes of Health (NIH) a domestic agency under the US Department of Health and Human Services that leads a number of medical research programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a group of government agencies under the US Department of Health and Human Services that work to prevent the transmission of diseases and ensure the general protection of public health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) a domestic agency under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose roles include researching the causes of workplace-related injuries and helping to prevent them
Medicare a federal health insurance plan offered to those who are 65 years of age or older and some people with disabilities
Medicaid a federal and state program that provides healthcare coverage for people with disabilities or lower incomes
World Health Organization (WHO) an international agency that works to ensure that health care is available to people worldwide
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a federal agency responsible for administering benefits in Medicare, Medicaid, and several other health insurance programs
Created by: rleroux