Preventable Illness at Core of U.S. Health Costs

John Smith, from a health care perspective, is a typical American. He is a 56-year-old white male living in a suburban city in the United States. He has been an on-again, off-again smoker throughout his life but recently quit -- something he is proud of. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, and he knows he could probably stand to lose a few pounds. Scientists would calculate his body mass index at 28, a classification that qualifies him as overweight. As John Smith prepares...Full Story
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