DALLAS, July 8 U.S. Preventive Medicine,(www.USPreventiveMedicine.com) the leader in disease prevention, todayapplauded the Centers for Disease Control for its campaign to make the UnitedStates a healthier nation. The company also commended the American Academy ofPediatrics, which this week called for children to be screened forcholesterol.
The CDC has launched the "Healthiest Nation Campaign," a program aimed atplacing more emphasis on health promotion. Speaking at a conference inWashington, D.C., Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC, said the UnitedStates places way too much emphasis on treating diseases rather thanprotecting health in the first place.
"We applaud the CDC and its campaign to shift the emphasis in our countryfrom treating diseases to investing in disease prevention programs that trulymake a difference," said Christopher T. Fey, CEO and Chairman of U.S.Preventive Medicine. "The more steps that business and community leaders taketo promote healthier communities and workplaces, the quicker individuals willdevelop new and healthier in their daily living activities."
U.S. Preventive Medicine also commended the American Academy of Pediatricswhich this week issued a series of recommendations including one thatpediatricians routinely check the cholesterol level of children with a familyhistory of heart disease.
"There is a general wake-up call for cholesterol screening in this countryand we fully support the idea that children should be screened forcholesterol, especially since most children and teenagers are currently notgetting screened. Doing so will not only help to identify potential healthrisks but also will allow for appropriate lifestyle, nutrition and exerciseregimens to be applied. As the leader in disease prevention, we commend theAssociation for raising awareness of the need to screen children forcholesterol," said Fey.
Frederic Goldstein, President and COO of U.S. Preventive Medicine, added:"Childhood obesity is not just a threat to the child who has the condition,but it is also a threat to our economy. Obesity has a profound impact on ournation's growing medical costs, and ultimately as these children join theworkforce, their obesity has a negative impact on productivity. If we are toremain competitive in this global economy, we must take prevention seriouslyand reduce the incidence of entirely preventable health conditions."
About U.S. Preventive Medicine
U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), a privately owned company, with offices inDallas, TX, Jacksonville, FL and New York, NY, is building the firstpersonalized medicine business in the United States and internationallyfocused on prevention. The company offers employers, government agencies andconsumers proprietary products that include The Prevention Plan(TM), agroundbreaking personalized health management program delivered online toindividuals; The Prevention Plan CM(TM), field-based chronic diseasemanagement programs customized for employers and government agencies to reducehealthcare costs; and The Center for Preventive Medicine(R), which offershigh-tech diagnostic screenings delivered to consumers in partnership withhospitals, health systems and other providers. For more information, pleasevisit www.USPreventiveMedicine.com.
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