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Report: Disease prevention could save Florida $1B

July 17, 2008
by Anika Myers Palm
Orlando Sentinel

Investing in disease prevention could save Florida more than $1 billion within five years, according to a health-policy nonprofit group. Trust for America's Health released a report today suggesting that an investment of $10 a person in community-based programs dedicated to educating people about better nutrition, increasing physical activity and discouraging tobacco use could result in a significant improvement in health in the U.S. – and significant cost savings.

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