Fundamentals of health care involve knowledge about how the body works, how to take care of the body, and how the health care system works. This section covers basic anatomy of the body, including genetics, which is the foundation of what makes each person unique and also help us understand why some diseases affect only certain people. Topics that cover taking care of the body include prevention, exercise and fitness, and rehabilitation. By reading the topics within Making the Most of Health Care and those within Legal and Ethical Issues, consumers of health care will be more informed and more equipped to negotiate the often overly complex health care system. Death and dying is inevitable, and understanding what happens during the dying process can often lead to a more comfortable experience for the dying person as well as the dying person’s loved ones.