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.
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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