Simply Health Articles
Simply Health articles are health-related articles dealing with various health topics. They can serve as a
foundation for acquiring basic knowledge and understanding about health-related and healthcare-related topics
necessary for developing a proficient degree of health literacy and patient empowerment vital to making good and
meaningful decisions regarding your health and health care.
Simply Health articles cover many practical health-related and healthcare related topics and developments, and
are intended to improve healthcare communication between patients and healthcare providers, by giving patients a
better understanding of terminology and health-related concepts prior to and following doctor visits or visits with
other healthcare providers.
Some of the most informative and cutting edge health-related articles are those written by
healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, but the medical language and context in which those articles are
written are oftentimes difficult for the lay reader to understand. Therefore, Simply Health articles
are written without the excessive use of highly technical jargon used by doctors and other healthcare
professionals. In order to make the information most practical to readers however, some common medical terminology
is used. The meaning of medical terminology when needed by readers can be obtained using the medical glossary of this website or the website search
The website glossary is organized according to body systems and category of the terminology. The body systems
include the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological. The cardiovascular system
has to do with the heart and blood vessels. The respiratory system deals with the lungs and airways. The
gastrointestinal system consists of the food intake, digestive tract, waste elimination tract and the organs in the
abdomen involved in the digestion and elimination of food and food waste products. The endocrine system is the
network of the glands in various parts of our bodies which produce hormones. The neurological system is the brain
and the interconnecting nerves throughout the body. The categories of the terminology are diagnoses, symptoms,
physical signs and diagnostic tests.
Simply Health articles cover a variety of health issues pertaining to patient engagement which is
instrumental in achieving quality improvement in healthcare, reducing healthcare costs, and/or preventing disease
and disease complications. The health-related articles on this site are categorized and can be accessed
through the links below.
Additional categories and articles will be added as new and updated information becomes available and the
healthcare field changes.
Simply Health articles are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for medical
consultation with a qualified professional. If you are unsure about your medical condition you should consult a
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