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Millions Die Due to Withheld Medical Treatment

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Monday, 11 October 2010 12:47

What we eat, how much we exercise, how we handle stress and our social connections are often collectively referred to as “lifestyle medicine” and evidence has proven that it is the most effective prevention and treatment for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Yet the health care system that is currently in place provides insurance primarily for invasive, expensive and ultimately ineffective treatments like surgery, pharmaceuticals, and other medical care. But because lifestyle medicine is not covered by insurance and does not profit anyone, people are forced by circumstance to choose the conventional interventions covered by insurance, ultimately to the detriment of their health and everyone’s wallet.

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