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Of Course Preventive Medicine Will Save Money—But Not the Government’s Current Definition of the Intervention

By Glenn Sabin


Sharon Begley’s recent Reuters piece, Think Preventive Medicine Will Save Money? Think Again, brought renewed attention to the seemingly low economic benefits of preventive medicine, as currently defined. New findings are out from Trust for America’s Health’s new report, and their outlined plan “to move from sick care to health care in four years.”

Begley’s piece homed in on screenings that have shown positive economic impact, such as education efforts to counsel patients on using baby aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, screening pregnant woman for HIV and certain immunizations.

However, some of the best-known preventive read more…

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Adults with Diabetes In The United States

Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS; Cynthia K. Suerken, MS; Joseph G. Grzywacz, PhD; Wei Lang, PhD; Sara A. Quandt, PhD; Thomas A. Arcury, PhD

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an increasingly common form of self-care in the United States.1 Estimates indicate that nearly twothirds of adults in the United States have used some form of CAM in their lifetime, and 62% of adults report current use.2,3 CAM of many different forms is used both for prevention and treatment of acute and chronic health conditions. Medical care for diabetes is multifaceted, making it likely that CAM use among people read more…

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