Geriatric care is a problem that mainly focuses on elderly people. With this program, our elders are getting more attention and help (health-care) that they need.
Earliest people known to maintain accurate health records. It's important because we(doctors, nurses, etc.) still use this method today, and it help us keep up with flu shots, wellness checks, etc.
Hippocrates developed a code of conduct for physicians called "Hippocratic Oath". It is still being used throughout today, but they no longer swear to gods.
In the 9th century medical universities were created to train Physicians how to use knowledge to treat illness. They had to obtain licenses.
A lot of diseases were prevented during this time due to do vaccines. Most of these diseases are almost nonexistent thanks to the vaccines.
During the Renaissance, they did the dissection of the body which helped them to get a better understanding of anatomy and physiology.
The printing press was developed, which allowed knowledge to be spread to others.
Ambroise Pare was known to established the use of ligatures to bind arteries and stop bleeding, because before this they used boiling oil to cauterize wounds. More lives can be saved using this procedure.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope. It helped them see things that they could not see with the natural eye, which led to the discovery of bacteria and other organisms.
Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals for glasses. This is important in modern-day, because with bifocals, it gives us the extra strength to be able to see and read things.
Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope. Its important today because they can hear functions inside the body and diagnose internal problems.
Florence Nightingale encouraged efficiency and cleanliness in hospitals, which is important today because without clean hospitals there would be a lot of sickness and illnesses.
Florence Nightingale started the first school for nurses, and it is important today because we have to train to become nurses.
Clara Barton is founder of The American Red Cross. She reached out to the public to help provide aid for the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. The American Red Cross has become such a huge part in our state and lives throughout the years, and has helped so many people including our soldiers.
Dr. Elie Metchnikoff discovered how white blood cells protect us against disease. Our white blood cells play a huge part in our lives, we can run test to see if it is too high or too low. Even sometimes when you fight a sickness, the doctors will test your white blood cells to see if he/she can come up with a solution.
Miller Reese patented the battery-driven hearing aid during 1876. This has become so important today, because a lot of people today are battling with deafness whether it be by loud noises, car accidents, different types of accidents, etc.
Telemedicine involves the use of video, audio, and computer systems to provide medical and/or health care services. It provides you with health care no matter when or wherever you are.
Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA. It's important because it shows how to cure inherited diseases by gene therapy.
Home health is where nurses or doctors come in your home to care for you. It is important because if someone is really ill and cannot get out of their home, the doctor/nurse will come in and help care for that individual until they get better or pass on.
Benjamin (Ben) Carson famous for his landmark surgeries to separate conjoined twins; he is also known for being the top neurosurgery. He had impacted many people then and still does today.