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Life Expectancy in the U.S.: Why the Numbers Are Falling
How can you gauge the health and well-being of a population? Overall life expectancy is one key measure. However, life expectancy has been declining in the U.S. How we can turn the tide?
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Though life expectancy in the U.S. is falling, active, healthy seniors—like this grandfather gardening with his grandson—can still enjoy long, fulfilling lives.
CT Scans and Cancer: What Are the Risks?
The doctor orders a CT scan for your recurring abdominal pain. When you ask about radiation, she assures you that the dose is low and that CTs are safe. But are they? Is there a...
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CT scans are used to generate images—such as these images of a patient’s chest—that can help doctors diagnose an illness or injury. However, there is a small, but non-negligible, link between CT scans and cancer.
How Working with a Health Coach Can Help You Fight Chronic Disease
Change is hard. Find out how working with a health coach can help make changing your diet, exercise, and lifestyle easier.
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By working with a health coach, this man can make progress changing his diet and lifestyle.
RHR: How to Fight Practitioner Burnout with Dr. Akil Palanisamy
Long hours, high patient turnover, and the struggle to make a difference contribute to physician burnout. Learn how physician burnout has ballooned to such a serious problem and what you can do to prevent it.
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RHR: The Shift from Treatment to Prevention, with Vipul Vyas, Laura Conley, & Pat Charmel
Historically, medical care has focused on treating injuries or illnesses. Now, we’re seeing a shift in focus towards helping people manage their health and prevent illnesses from developing in the first place.
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RHR: Bringing Functional Medicine to the Masses – with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
We often make the mistake of assuming that big problems require big interventions to make a difference. But it’s actually a series of small changes that tends to make the biggest impact.
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RHR: A New Model of Care for Chronic Disease
The episodic model of care from conventional medicine is outdated in technology and failing in approach. Today, Dr. Sunjya Schweig and I discuss how the shift towards the Collaborative Care Model improves chronic disease care.
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Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser