Navigation Links
Presidential Debate Over Health Care Costs Highlights Need for Preventive Health Care
Date:9/24/2008

DALLAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As the presidential political debate over health care costs and the need for prevention heats up, one leading prevention authority thinks some economists are not seeing the larger picture. Frederic Goldstein, president of U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), the leader in disease prevention, disagrees with those who believe prevention doesn't pay for itself.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080506/NETU129LOGO )

While Goldstein agrees that as people live longer they may incur more costs, he says there is evidence to support that living healthy doesn't necessarily have to cost more. "Many people achieve a healthy old age because of preventive actions that minimize the occurrence of high-cost medical conditions," he said.

"Prevention means that we're spending our money wisely, not wastefully as our current 'sick care' system does," said Goldstein. "Contrary to the opinion by some that prevention generates higher costs, sound preventive practices by government and employers can actually promote social good, save money and increase employee productivity through reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, in which an ill employee is at work but is unproductive. To be competitive in a global economy, we need a healthy workforce."

Goldstein points to the platforms of both presidential candidates who are looking to some of the same places for cost savings. Specifically, they advocate preventive care so that high-cost medical conditions might be avoided. The candidates also envision the development of health information technology that would simplify billing, prevent duplicative services and inform doctors about the best and most efficient care.

With people over the age of 85 taking the forefront as the fastest-growing population segment, concern is growing over the strain on Social Security and Medicare as well as on do
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Preventive Medicine
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Association Calls on Presidential Candidates to Adopt the Organizations New Principles on Healthcare Reform
2. Young voters challenge presidential candidates to address science issues
3. Presidential medal for technological breakthroughs earned by 2 chemical engineering professors
4. Ecumen Provides Presidential Candidates 10 Top Reasons to Discuss Long-Term Care Reform
5. U.S. Healthcare Professionals Speak Out on Universal Healthcare and the Presidential Candidates Platforms
6. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
7. Presidential Candidates Health Care Plans Lack Key Reform Elements, Aspen Institute Finds
8. New Presidential $1 Coin Helps Highlight National Stroke Awareness Month This May
9. Aspen Institute to Release Presidential Candidates Responses to Health Care Reform Questionnaire; New Zogby Poll Findings Also to be Released
10. 5th Annual World Health Care Congress Kicks off April 21 With Obama, Clinton, McCain Health Care Policy Advisor Presidential Health Care Agenda Forum
11. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance Suggests Questions for Tonights Presidential Debate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of ... percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 ... increases in cost were seen with prediabetes care, which ... jumped 82 percent, the researchers added. In 2012, ... totaled more than $1,000 for every American. That total ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... WOBURN, Mass. (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... two free workshops titled “Massachusetts Insurance Funding for Autism ... disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage ... covered under Massachusetts law and the most effective ways ... on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8:00 p.m. at 331 ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Recently, VogueQueen has released 18 new beach ... the coming holiday season. People who register at VogueQueen.com ... , The beach wedding dresses from VogueQueen.com have been ... for the premium quality fabrics and dedicated craftsmanship. These ... the environment, they would bring more fun to a ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 For many busy people, ... office visits and months of recovery from dental surgery that ... even at the cost of their youthful appearance. , But ... Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., can provide ... visit, even in instances where the patient’s bone has deteriorated. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... City, MO (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... to Melancholy Lift, an industry leader in the ... of people have significant feelings of sadness and ... help from traditional pharmaceutical choices. Often, prescription drugs ... of depression. Prescription drugs are expensive and require ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows 2Health News:Center for Autism and Related Disorders to Host Massachusetts Autism Insurance Workshops for Parents 2Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses on Sale for the Coming Holiday Season at VogueQueen.com 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 4Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 5Health News:Depression Relief Product Receives Top 5-Star Rating from TopConsumerReviews.com 2
... ... from knowledge gained learning to relieve Frozen Shoulder Syndrome without surgery or prescription drugs. ... Dallas, TX ... announced its “Sponsor Your Doctor” program. The program represents one of the ways OTZ ...
... ... Approach to Application Whitelisting by Verifying Insecure Software and Applications to Help Customers Improve ... ... Lumension , a global leader in endpoint management and security, today announced it has ...
... ... News Portal & Search Engine. , ... (PRWEB) March 30, 2010 -- eNJBusiness provides a unique ... news, events, services and products that affect the citizens of New Jersey. It is ...
... ... attorneys on elder care law, released this statement concerning a March/April AARP article entitled "Love ... couple married for 44 years was forced to divorce in order to protect their remaining ... is completely off the mark , ...
... ... New website launched to help consumers make smarter healthcare ... through discounts, transparent pricing on diagnostic tests and hospital procedures, and ... wide range of health care goods and services, including services often ...
... ... of Earth Day, Zagpromos.com and the Earth Day Network have launched an online store ... and green schools. , ... Orangeburg, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2010 -- Zagpromos.com, a one-stop online shop for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients Sponsor Their Chiropractors to Attend Frozen Shoulder Treatment Seminar 2Health News:Patients Sponsor Their Chiropractors to Attend Frozen Shoulder Treatment Seminar 3Health News:Lumension Partners With Citrix To Advance Desktop Virtualization Security 2Health News:Lumension Partners With Citrix To Advance Desktop Virtualization Security 3Health News:Lumension Partners With Citrix To Advance Desktop Virtualization Security 4Health News:Lumension Partners With Citrix To Advance Desktop Virtualization Security 5Health News:New Jersey's Hyperlocal Portal & Search Engine 2Health News:Prominent National Elder Law Attorney Disputes AARP Article Recommending Divorce to Afford Health Care 2Health News:Prominent National Elder Law Attorney Disputes AARP Article Recommending Divorce to Afford Health Care 3Health News:My Health and Money Helps Consumers Stretch Their Healthcare Dollars and Make Better Choices 2Health News:My Health and Money Helps Consumers Stretch Their Healthcare Dollars and Make Better Choices 3Health News:My Health and Money Helps Consumers Stretch Their Healthcare Dollars and Make Better Choices 4Health News:Zagpromos.com Launches Online Store for Earth Day Network 2Health News:Zagpromos.com Launches Online Store for Earth Day Network 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014   Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... is scheduled to present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2015 ... on January 12-14, 2015. ... Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, will present preclinical and clinical data ... exhibits anti-inflammatory pharmacological characteristics. Dr. Mullan will outline the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21. November 2014 ... bekannt gegeben, dass die Europäische Arzneimittel-Agentur ... Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt an Palovarotene vergeben ... zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva ... beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, die von schmerzhaften, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) ... Officer, will be presenting at the 26 th Annual ... in New York . The formal presentation ... ET. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Jorgen B. Hansen ... meetings during the day. An audio webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 3Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3
... ATLANTA, May 25, 2011 XDATA retains Adapt ... patents and fully-functioning prototype focused on breast cancer ... and tested methods and devices for automatically capturing ... validation of the value of XDATA,s patents, leading ...
... as a sort of Huffington Post for the Medical ... offering "Your One Source For Growing Medical Marijuana" for ... worldwide. This first of its kind web ... growing Medical Marijuana and the lifestyle that has arisen ...
Cached Medicine Technology:XDATA Retains Adapt IP Ventures to Market Patents and Technology for Automated 3D Ultrasound Imaging System 2
... basic principle of a competitive enzyme immunoassay ... antigen and an labelled antigen bound to ... antiserum . The amount of enzyme conjugate ... antibody is inversely proportional to the concentration ...
... Progesterone (pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione) is a C21 ... a double bond between C-4 and C-5 ... hormone which, in conjunction with estrogens, regulates,the ... it is particularly important in preparing the,endometrium ...
Microalbumin Turbidimetric Lipid / Protein Quantification 021-SDX001...
... known as Kininase II, is a dipeptidyl ... of at least 129,000. The structure of ... a polysaccharide residue and a zinc atom. ... types such as neuronal cells and renal ...
Medicine Products: