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The Resource Predictive health : how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years, Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns

Predictive health : how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years, Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns

Label
Predictive health : how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years
Title
Predictive health
Title remainder
how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A third of the national Medicare budget-nearly $175 billion-is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health. In Predictive Health, Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns propose a solution: invest earlier and use science and technology to make healthcare more available and affordable. Every child would begin life with a post-natal genetic screen, when potential risk-say for type II diabetes or heart disease-would be found. More data on biology, behavior, and environment would be captured throughout her life. Using this information, health-care workers and the people they care for could forge personal strategies for healthier living long before a small glitch blows up into major disease. The result, according to Brigham and Johns, will be a life defined by a long stay at top physical and mental form, rather than an early peak and long decline
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brigham, Kenneth L
Dewey number
362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA776.9
LC item number
.B75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johns, Michael M. E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Health behavior
  • Medical policy
  • Health attitudes
Label
Predictive health : how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years, Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-223) and index
Contents
Challenge and the opportunity. Ponce's dream ; Disease as a medical failure: a transforming paradigm ; Toward exemplary health -- A vortex of discovery. Heath in the age of Omics ; Taming the wild genome ; The epigenome: disparate identities and kinky mouse tails ; Biomarkers and biobanks ; Zip codes and genetic codes ; Cyberhealth/technohealth: realities, fantasies, and myths ; Truth and consequences ; Resonance: research = health care = research = Health care-- --Health vis-à-vis disease: moving the target. The devils we know ; Evidence-based health ; Good drugs: making health pills ; Disrupting medical care: realizing predictive health -- The broader view. The tyranny of paradigm ; Healthy people-- healthy planet ; Toward a square wave life -- Life is a fatal condition
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780465023127
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021634
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn803465071
  • (OCoLC)803465071
Label
Predictive health : how we can reinvent medicine to extend our best years, Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-223) and index
Contents
Challenge and the opportunity. Ponce's dream ; Disease as a medical failure: a transforming paradigm ; Toward exemplary health -- A vortex of discovery. Heath in the age of Omics ; Taming the wild genome ; The epigenome: disparate identities and kinky mouse tails ; Biomarkers and biobanks ; Zip codes and genetic codes ; Cyberhealth/technohealth: realities, fantasies, and myths ; Truth and consequences ; Resonance: research = health care = research = Health care-- --Health vis-à-vis disease: moving the target. The devils we know ; Evidence-based health ; Good drugs: making health pills ; Disrupting medical care: realizing predictive health -- The broader view. The tyranny of paradigm ; Healthy people-- healthy planet ; Toward a square wave life -- Life is a fatal condition
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780465023127
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021634
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn803465071
  • (OCoLC)803465071

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