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Health Promotion

  • John William RichardsJr.
  • Alan Blum

Abstract

Health promotion sounds simple but is not. The privilege of improving the health of people who feel they already have it is one of the most challenging in family medicine. Indeed, no longer is health just a medical issue. Health is a political, social, and economic issue guaranteed to become increasingly so in the future.

Keywords

Health Promotion Family Physician Exercise Prescription Health Promotion Activity Teachable Moment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

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  • John William RichardsJr.
  • Alan Blum

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