Prevention in health

Prevention in health includes every measure aimed not just at prevention of illness or reduction of risk factors but also at halting the advance of an illness and attenuating its consequences once it is established. We at Vall d’Hebron promote both individual and collective health, by encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyles through health-focused information, communications and education.

Vacuna preventiva

Vaccinations. An important preventive measure

The most effective preventive measure against some viral infections is often vaccination. Here we answer your FAQs regarding this issue.

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Flu vaccine

The best way of protecting yourself and preventing flu from spreading is vaccination and following good hygiene practices. This helps to reduce its transmission and is the most effective measure for protecting yourself and those around you.

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How to avoid anxiety and depression?

Controlling these symptoms can be complicated but we need to try to keep them sufficiently low so they have no negative influence on our daily life. They can even be made to disappear, with perseverance.

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Dona d'esquenes


Backache is a very common and complex condition which, what is more, includes many issues: neck pain, herniated disk, sciatica and so on. It can vary in its causes and present different symptoms. There are also risk factors that may lead to its occurrence.

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Cremades curació

How to prevent burns and their sequelae

Safety-regulation legislation for preventing accidents and burns is having a great effect (emergency exits, installation of fire extinguishers and smoke-detecting systems etc.,) but time is still needed before we can assess the results.

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Vacuna covid

What are the vaccines against Covid-19?

The vaccines against Covid-19 have been approved by the regulating agencies and meet the main features that enable their application and distribution: safety and effectiveness.

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