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Definition of Prevention


  1. The act of going, or state of being, before.
  2. Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.
  3. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
  4. Prejudice; prepossession.

Prevention Quotations

We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure.
David Agus

Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
Bill Gates

Encouragement to all women is - let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let's see if we can't prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness.
Maya Angelou

Prevention is better than cure.
Desiderius Erasmus

America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.
Tom Harkin
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