Activity & policies promoting health
The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, it remains the most enduring.
The term "healthy" also is widely used in the context of many non-living organizations and their impacts on humans, such as healthy communities, cities or environments. In addition to healthcare interventions and a person's surroundings, several other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals, including their background, lifestyle, economic and social conditions, and spirituality. Studies have shown that high levels of stress can affect your health.
Healthcare providers partake in activities that cure health problems and promote wellness. At the Heart Center of Philadelphia, our expert cardiologists offer state-of-the-art testing and personalized care to improve heart health and prevent cardiovascular diseases.