Headlines Reflect Irony of Prevention vs. Treatment

Health risks and medical advancements both make sensational headlines. This ironic juxtaposition recently appeared on iGoogle.

America's approach to health care is that we often wait until people get sick and then use our considerable medical arsenal to make them well.

Saving lives through advanced treatment is more rewarding to the American psyche than saving and improving lives by taking smaller, less visible steps such as preventive care and health education.

As America's health care expenditures become unsustainable, I see more balance and less bravado in our future. It's about time.

— Tom DeSanto

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