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noun as in safeguard

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The observed decrease in older adults is likely due to preventive screening, which is recommended and advocated for people over 50 and has been undertaken by a larger fraction of the population.

Small wonder California’s fire ethos has much more in common with a field surgeon wielding a bone saw than a preventive medicine specialist with a tray full of vaccines.

Smartphones, laptops, smart watches, tablets, and smart speakers track vocal patterns and detect changes in health, enabling preventive, proactive self-care.

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The government’s own figures say there were 5,116 “preventive arrests,” but campaigners do not believe this accounts for everybody.

While ambulances are useful in a pandemic, “we realized there was the option to help with preventive measures,” says Emily Young ’18, the organization’s cofounder and executive director.

If you know that you get less joyous in winter months, you have to start a preventative approach.

He also seizes the opportunity to do public outreach, educating locals on HIV and AIDS as well as preventative methods.

While medications have improved, the use of preventative drugs like Truvada remains hotly debated.

Crow explained that his site put preventative measures in place to preclude trolls from reigning.

The law outlines what such preventative care encompasses and includes contraception.

I believe, my dear friends, that I have given you a sufficient preventative against all these follies.

Pieces of consecrated bread carried home and preserved is a preventative against the bite of a mad dog.

The only real preventative is to arrange that the men do not remain deep in mud or cold water for prolonged periods.

From here we were to take tea in the boiler to certain regiments, tea with wine in it as preventative against cholera.

That the climate itself is a preventative of consumption is evidenced in the fact that phthisis does not originate here.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preventative, such as: precaution, preventive, protection, and remedy.

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