Preaching in your practice. What to tell patients to help them live longer

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Rather than simply prolonging life after disease develops in a patient, the goal of medical intervention should be the prevention of conditions that contribute to premature mortality. Factors with which the primary care physician should be familiar and which should be discussed with patients include the effects of smoking, drinking, obesity, and an inactive lifestyle on health status and the precautions that can be taken to reduce deaths caused by homicide, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, and difficult pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-562
Number of pages14
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980


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