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Prevention is any activity that reduces the burden of mortality or morbidity from disease. Services performed in a clinical setting that are designed to prevent disease, injury, or disability, prolong life, and promote health are known as preventive health services. These important services come in many forms: screening, testing, counseling, immunization, preventive medication, and preventive treatment.