Certainly it is better, easier and cheaper to prevent disease than treat it.
Although preventive medicine has focused traditionally on children and younger adults, current medical thinking is that adults — and especially older adults — also need specific attention to preventive medicine to minimize the chance of acute and chronic illnesses.
This series with UCSF experts on preventive medicine, integrative medicine, and internal medicine reviews current evidence on:
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Nutrition, Exercise, and Healthy Lifestyle Practices
Find out what you can do to prevent disease rather than treat it.
Watch New Guidelines for Preventive Medicine in Adults: An Integrative Approach to Prevent Cancer, Stroke, Heart Disease, Infections and Other Diseases of Aging