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Prevention in Clinical Practice

  • Daniel M. Becker
  • Laurence B. Gardner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Daniel M. Becker
    Pages 13-21
  3. John T. Philbrick, Daniel M. Becker
    Pages 23-37
  4. David S. Fedson
    Pages 39-48
  5. Gordon M. Dickinson
    Pages 49-63
  6. Richard L. Greenman
    Pages 65-79
  7. Mark Multach
    Pages 81-96
  8. David C. Deitz
    Pages 97-119
  9. Joseph C. Chan
    Pages 121-135
  10. Gordon M. Dickinson
    Pages 137-152
  11. Arthur M. Fournier
    Pages 153-164
  12. Jay M. Sosenko
    Pages 165-177
  13. Mark T. O’Connell
    Pages 179-200
  14. Daniel M. Becker
    Pages 201-218
  15. Laurence B. Gardner
    Pages 219-229
  16. David V. Schapira, J. Donald Temple
    Pages 231-252
  17. Joseph R. Berger, Roger E. Kelley
    Pages 253-268
  18. Eric Reiss
    Pages 269-275
  19. Elizabeth Hodapp
    Pages 277-285
  20. Robert P. Smith Jr., James A. Wolff Jr.
    Pages 287-305
  21. Mark R. Cullen
    Pages 307-329
  22. Eugene C. Corbett Jr., Daniel M. Becker
    Pages 331-364
  23. Edward J. Trapido
    Pages 365-391
  24. Mary P. Harward, Julia E. Connelly
    Pages 393-405
  25. Randolph J. Canterbury
    Pages 407-418
  26. Julia E. Connelly
    Pages 419-434
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 435-442

About this book

Introduction

Prevention of disease and injury, including early identification of risks and disease and optimal control of potentially debilitating or fatal complications of chronic conditions, is the area of clinical medicine that holds the greatest promise for improving human health. Each year a long list of major, but potentially preventable health problems exacts a terrible human and financial toll. These problems urgently need our attention, especially as major advances in curative medicine become more complex and costly. Prevention of disease and injury may well be the central health issue of our time, an issue of vital concern to every quarter of our society. Now is a very good time to promote prevention. Citizens and some social groups are increasingly aware of and interested in health and fitness issues. There is great enthusiasm about-even obsession with-health, and we are seeing an astonishing proliferation of health publications and media presentations for laymen, fitness and weight control cen­ ters, exercise programs, health food stores, disease support groups, health education programs, and do-it-yourself diagnostic kits. All of this betokens an increased health consciousness on the part of public and perhaps signals greater individual accountability for health.

Keywords

health medicine prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel M. Becker
    • 1
  • Laurence B. Gardner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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