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Books, Journals, New Media
June 8, 2005

Health

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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;293(22):2797-2801. doi:10.1001/jama.293.22.2800-a

In Prescription for a Healthy Nation: A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World, Tom Farley, MD, and Deborah A. Cohen, MD, detail perhaps the best solution to this nation’s health care woes. Despite spending more than one trillion dollars on health care annually, more Americans than ever develop chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, and chronic pulmonary disease. Health care professionals and public policy architects are struggling to increase access to medical care, improve quality, and contain rising costs. Nevertheless, the best efforts of our physicians and politicians seem to fail.

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