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Health study reaffirms prevention

July 18, 2008
by Megan Greenwell
Charlotte Observer

An ounce of prevention in community health programs could save states hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs, a new study has found. The report from Trust for American Health, a nonprofit health advocacy group here, found that programs encouraging physical activity and healthy eating and discouraging smoking were a better investment than those concentrating on treatment. The results are laid out in a state-by-state breakdown.

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