Obama administration releases plan aiming to prevent disease with healthier lifestyles

June 16, 2011
Associated Press in Washington Post


Americans’ life expectancy may be 78 years, but a new report says only 69 of those years tend to be healthy ones — and the problems can start long before people reach a doctor’s office.

The Obama administration is releasing a plan Thursday that calls for preventing disease and injury, with a greater emphasis on creating healthier homes, communities, foods, roads and workplaces.

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin said the goal is to make “prevention a part of our daily lives.”


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