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An astonishing 90%+ of Americans believe that yearly #physicals and doctor visits are a good idea. It’s a marketing coup and an unparalleled opportunity for the medical community to deliver compelling value to its customer-patients. Surprisingly, a growing cadre of well-known doctors and providers actively oppose these services because some studies suggest they don’t improve patient outcomes and help drive the high costs of #healthcare. The issue emerged during our recent Ha
Advances in technology, particularly sensors, physiological models and artificial intelligence (AI) are poised to revolutionize fitness and health. They will also disrupt traditional healthcare, from doctors’ offices to emergency rooms. At stake will be the most intimate aspects of human existence: longevity, quality of life and independence. The nation is in desperate need of this emerging revolution because, if you run the numbers as we have, it’s evident that even the m
While improvements in fitness and preventive healthcare are increasing longevity and quality of life, they cannot entirely prevent wear and tear on the body. Keeping fit requires physical effort, which places heavy demands on bones, muscles and tendons. Active people inevitably face strains and other injuries that affect their ability to remain active and fit. These can accumulate over a lifetime, leading to chronic pain and limited mobility, the enemies of fitness and hea