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Medicine in Uniform
April 7, 1999

Prevention Before Intervention

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JAMA. 1999;281(13):1162. doi:10.1001/jama.281.13.1162

Military medicine is taking a leading role in trying to develop a health-conscious community with lifestyles aimed at avoiding illness and injury. Sue Bailey, DO, the US Department of Defense's (DoD) assistant secretary for health affairs, is urging physicians in uniform to counsel patients about preventive measures, while Charles H. Roadman II, MD, the surgeon general of the US Air Force, has become DoD's executive agent for this effort "to understand what it is we need to do to take care of each other."