More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors - what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are often too brief to get a handle on these complicated challenges. The focus is usually on disease treatment rather than disease prevention. To get to the root of this all, the special public radio project, The Search for Well Being examines a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine.
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