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Prevention's proven way to improve health

September 30, 2008
by Dr. Elizabeth Smoots, Herald Columnist
The Everett Herald

Each year our country throws more money into health care than any other nation. But tens of millions of Americans still suffer from preventable disorders and chronic illness. Are you or others you know among them? Part of the problem is our national focus on caring for people after they become sick or harmed, says the Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. The group, which is dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority, says placing a greater emphasis on prevention could help turn this around. Here's how

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