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One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention - Anne Wojcicki

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The Danger of Over-Emphasizing Preventive Health Care

Today, when a tremendous range of health information is at our fingertips, we need to make sure we are grounding medical decisions and choices on the best available knowledge and fact. While some home remedies can be harmless—an apple a day or chicken soup for a cold certainly do no harm–some folk remedies and urban myths can be harmful. Preventive actions such as improved diet and moderate levels of exercise have been shown to be effective in helping head off illnesses from heart disease to diabetes.

As a primary-care physician who also has served in the U.S. Public Health Service corps, I can tell you that avoiding what’s good for you is embedded in the lifestyles of many Americans.…

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 The Danger of Over-Emphasizing Preventive Health Care

While preventive health care is essential, it’s not the answer to everything. There will always be serious or chronic illnesses that require high costly treatments...

14 statistics you probably didn't know about preventative healthcare in the United States

Preventative healthcare measures, like going to the doctor for routine checkups and getting flu shots every year, are less common in the United States than you might think.

Preventive Health

Preventive Health is a new tool on Facebook that connects people to health resources and checkup recommendations from leading health organizations.

Preventive Medicine Research Institute

The Dr. Dean Ornish Lifestyle Modification Program uses a comprehensive approach to address the underlying causes of disease rather than merely treating its symptoms.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

Women’s Preventive Services Initiative

ACOG is engaging a coalition of national health professional organizations and consumer and patient advocates with expertise in women’s health across the lifespan to develop, review, and update recommendations for women’s preventive healthcare services, including HRSA-sponsored Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines.

U.S. Preventive Medicine

U.S. Preventive Medicine'' has developed a suite of prevention, early detection and chronic condition management products and services that improve health outcomes while reducing health care costs. Every person at our company is working relentlessly to deliver the "ultimate prevention experience" to more people so we can one day give everyone more good years.

Why aren’t millions of Americans getting preventive care?

Preventive care, such as immunizations and screenings for cancer and high blood pressure, saves lives. So why aren’t millions of Americans getting these relatively inexpensive services?

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