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Rx: Preventive care carries small price with big payoff

July 18, 2008
by JOHN DORSCHNER
Miami Herald

Spending only $10 in prevention per person may save billions of dollars in cures, according to a national study released Thursday. Echoing the centuries-old wisdom of Ben Franklin, researchers at the Trust for America's Health, a Washington-based nonprofit group, found that simple community measures to get people to eat right, get more exercise and stop smoking can have huge benefits.

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