Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Prevention, Not Pills

by Joan Liebmann-Smith

Having a passion in our lives is important for our health and happiness, especially as we grow older. My passion is prevention, and for me it’s a matter of life and death. Both my parents died at age 62 of heart disease, and both were heavy smokers. I never took up smoking. I went on to become a medical sociologist and medical writer focusing on health promotion, disease prevention and early detection.

While I believe it’s critical to get the best possible health care, we need to spend more time, energy and money preserving our health. In other words, we should put health before health care and make prevention a priority.

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