Navigation Links
U.S. Preventive Medicine Applauds Leading Health Organizations for Disease Prevention Platforms
Date:7/8/2008

DALLAS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, (http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com) the leader in disease prevention, today applauded the Centers for Disease Control for its campaign to make the United States a healthier nation. The company also commended the American Academy of Pediatrics, which this week called for children to be screened for cholesterol.

The CDC has launched the "Healthiest Nation Campaign," a program aimed at placing more emphasis on health promotion. Speaking at a conference in Washington, D.C., Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC, said the United States places way too much emphasis on treating diseases rather than protecting health in the first place.

"We applaud the CDC and its campaign to shift the emphasis in our country from treating diseases to investing in disease prevention programs that truly make a difference," said Christopher T. Fey, CEO and Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "The more steps that business and community leaders take to promote healthier communities and workplaces, the quicker individuals will develop new and healthier in their daily living activities."

U.S. Preventive Medicine also commended the American Academy of Pediatrics which this week issued a series of recommendations including one that pediatricians routinely check the cholesterol level of children with a family history of heart disease.

"There is a general wake-up call for cholesterol screening in this country and we fully support the idea that children should be screened for cholesterol, especially since most children and teenagers are currently not getting screened. Doing so will not only help to identify potential health risks but also will allow for appropriate lifestyle, nutrition and exercise regimens to be applied. As the leader in disease prevention, we commend the Association for raising awareness of the need to screen children for cholesterol," said Fey.

Frederic Goldstein, President and COO of U.S. Preventive Medicine, added: "Childhood obesity is not just a threat to the child who has the condition, but it is also a threat to our economy. Obesity has a profound impact on our nation's growing medical costs, and ultimately as these children join the workforce, their obesity has a negative impact on productivity. If we are to remain competitive in this global economy, we must take prevention seriously and reduce the incidence of entirely preventable health conditions."

About U.S. Preventive Medicine

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), a privately owned company, with offices in Dallas, TX, Jacksonville, FL and New York, NY, is building the first personalized medicine business in the United States and internationally focused on prevention. The company offers employers, government agencies and consumers proprietary products that include The Prevention Plan(TM), a groundbreaking personalized health management program delivered online to individuals; The Prevention Plan CM(TM), field-based chronic disease management programs customized for employers and government agencies to reduce healthcare costs; and The Center for Preventive Medicine(R), which offers high-tech diagnostic screenings delivered to consumers in partnership with hospitals, health systems and other providers. For more information, please visit http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Preventive Medicine
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. News of Declining Cancer Deaths Underscores the Power of Preventive Screening
2. More Women Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy
3. Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Pledges to Recommend Re-evaluation of Recent Glaucoma Findings
4. HSA Plans are Covering Preventive Care on a First-Dollar Basis
5. US Preventive Medicine(R) Says Study on Heart Disease-related Deaths Demonstrates Need for Preventive Medical Care
6. U.S. Preventive Medicine to Expand into England with iHealth UK Ltd.
7. New Study: Screening for Problem Drinking is One of the Most Cost-Effective Clinical Preventive Services
8. U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Predicts Robust Growth Ahead
9. Co-Pays Contribute to Drop in Preventive Care
10. American College of Preventive Medicine calls on ABC to cancel Eli Stone episode
11. Caregiver Magazine Urges Preventive Measures Against Wandering, Falls, Abuse
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. Dyer recently announced that he ... of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed in 2002 where he was ... development of the business plan. He became the first paid employee of IFN ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Castle Farms, the celebrated ... Wedding Giveaway, with the winning couple announced on Feb. 14, 2017, on Facebook. ... from local vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau Enterprises, A Touch of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The ... funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series ... La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach to host its Swirl: Miami Wine ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental ... announce that they are sponsoring a raffle. Throughout the month of February, patients who ... receive a gift card for a dinner for two at the Cheesecake Factory. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... Dr. David ... in Henderson, NV 89052. Dr. Mahon was named a 2017 Top Patient Rated ... is an online directory that recognizes local physicians and dentists who have earned ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... Limited, ( ASX: ITD ), an innovative diversified healthcare company, is ... December 2016 compared with the previous corresponding period. A full "Results ... . Highlights Profit after ... Earnings per share of 2.2 cents (Dec 2015: 1.2 cents; up ... 11%) Profit before tax of $2.12m (Dec 2015: ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Menopause ... ... Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug pricing data and ... questions: What are the key drugs marketed ... Global Menopause market? What are the unit prices and ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Oesophageal Cancer Drugs Price ... in the global Oesophageal Cancer market. The research answers ... key drugs marketed for Oesophageal Cancer and their clinical attributes? How ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: