Dare to Be 100: Preventive Orthopedics? Oxymoron

December 17, 2014 10:59 PM

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My ferocious insistence is that medicine defaults its primary mission of assuring the human potential by adopting the wrong fundamental strategy, repair instead of prevention -- because it pays.

Heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, stroke command a repair strategy rather than prevention. To this list I add arthritis that is not a direct killer, but its many disabilities are predictors of a whole list of illnesses which it precedes.

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