Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability
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When it comes to health, the better-informed patient does better—Duh! What is a patient to do to reverse or ameliorate heart failure, that is, besides taking meds? ABSTRACT failed to work 5/27/16]pan> Context Little is known about the effects of low health literacy among patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management and frequent interactions with the health care system.
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing immunizations. OTOH, routine childhood immunizations may reduce the risk of leukemia. 
That good lifestyle choices help prevent cardiovascular diseases and otherwise "enhance health….is a compelling reminder that health is the shared responsibility of individuals and communities."
About 40% of cancers could be prevented were people to stop smoking and overeating, limit alcohol intake, exercise regularly and get vaccines that target cancer-causing infections (e.g., HPV, Hepatitis B). For more information about this, pleaase explore: the International Union Against Cancer's, "UICC Population Survey of Cancer-related Beliefs and Behaviours" (PDF), the World Cancer Campaign, “Today’s children, tomorrow’s world” or contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Some experts and the FDA say that a test that finds ovarian cancer early is "premature and it has not been proved to work."
The “Million Hearts” initiative is worth keeping for its reach and cost-benefit. It is designed to "prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years by implementing proven, effective, inexpensive interventions." In the clinical realm, Million Hearts will improve management of the “ABCS” — aspirin for high-risk patients, blood-pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation.
This message is vitally important to both women and men... This article was emailed to me by a friend this week. It has been circulating on the internet, but I was unable to identify/confirm its source. Nevertheless, I am passing it along because it is essential advice.