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N-95 respirator mask

A protective mask designed to fit very closely to the face and provide effective protection against small, airborne particles. The term “N-95” means that a properly fitted mask will block at least 95% of very small particles (dust, micro-organisms, etc.) less than 0.3 microns (0.0003 mm) in diameter.

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.