Duke Personalized Health Blog

Providing for Our Protectors: Veterans and Preventive Health Care

More than two million Americans have served in the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan since October, 2001, the month after 9/11. The government has the duty to take care of its heroes once they return home, thus the Department

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Mental Illness: Preventing the Brain Games

The Affordable Care Act incentivizes prevention, which is the process of identifying and remedying a disease before it occurs. With well-known diseases such as coronary artery disease, which costs the United States about $43 billion per year, there are well-established

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Ambulance Diversions and ER Overcrowding: Could Primary Prevention Be The Solution?

*Wwwweeeeeooohhhh!* You hear the sirens and pull over as the ambulance speeds by, knowing that in some small way you just helped save a life. But is that really the case? The delivery of a patient into emergency care does