Prevention is the best way to health

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dc.contributor.author Cates, Michael B.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-23T16:14:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-23T16:14:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-23T16:14:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1302
dc.description.abstract Health is an essential element of military readiness, and prevention is and always will be the best way to health. Preventing diseases and conditions that threaten the health of the warfighter is more operationally sound since it maximizes available manpower. It is more beneficial to the Soldier, from a well-being perspective, to stay healthy and avoid all that the hospital has to offer, such as long waiting room times, diagnostics, and treatment. When considering healthcare costs, both short-term and long-term, prevention again wins out. In an ideal world, the military would be able to minimize disease and nonbattle injuries (DNBI), through prevention and health promotion, while optimizing the restorative medicine resources and applying them toward those diseases and conditions that are not readily preventable, especially combat injuries. This article takes a brief look at military preventive medicine, its background, its current status, and some future considerations for its use in improving the health of our warfighters. en
dc.subject Military readiness en
dc.subject Preventive medicine en
dc.subject Health en
dc.subject Proactive approaches en
dc.subject Soldier well-being en
dc.title Prevention is the best way to health en
dc.type Article (publisher version) en
dc.date.published 2006 en
dc.citation.epage 6 en
dc.citation.issue April-June en
dc.citation.jtitle The army medical department journal en
dc.citation.spage 3 en
dc.contributor.authoreid cates en

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