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Preventive Health Care

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

This year's theme, "Public Health: Start Here," testifies to our need to change the way our nation thinks about health -- from one that focuses on sick care to one that prevents sickness and injury from happening in the first place. Each day we will emphasize a different way to get started.

Will We Have A Health Care System Or A Sick Care System? A Tale Of Two Futures

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Either we continue on the track we're on, resigning millions of Americans to major health problems that could have been avoided, or we increase our investment in giving them the opportunity to be healthier and preventing them from developing chronic conditions in the first place.

In the Shadow of Imminent Open Heart Surgery: My Public Health Mea Culpa

Gary Stein | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Stein

I have been involved in public health since my undergraduate days in the late 1970s, and it was no news to me that diet, exercise and familial patterns can all affect your health. The original study that verified that fact started in 1948 in Framingham, Mass.

August 1: Women's Health Care Package Implementation Is Cause for Celebration and Caution

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The new package of care for women without extra out-of-pocket cost represents a huge step forward. But the ongoing, relentless campaign against health care reform continues unabated.

Watching Prevention Make History With The 'National Prevention Strategy'

Larry_Cohen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry_Cohen

This was a historic occasion. For the first time, the nation has delineated a broad, coherent approach to prevention -- and made it clear that prevention is critical for improving our health.