Posted by: prevention2 | February 14, 2011

To cure heart disease, medical community must target prevention

“Heart disease treatment cost might triple by 2030.”

Accustomed to reading health stories in The News about promising medications and advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technology resulting from research at our universities and medical centers, I was struck by this sobering headline in the Jan. 27 edition. Highlighting the urgent need to curb the unhealthy behaviors that cause heart disease, the story quoted an American Heart Association spokeswoman as calling for “early intervention and evidence-based public policies.”


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