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Why Wellness? The Cost of Doing Nothing


Presented by Paul B. Handel, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois), on Nov. 3, 2010, at the MPC roundtable, "Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness," sponsored by BCBSIL. The presentation examines how unhealthy lifestyles contribute to the high rates of, as well as the burdensome costs of treating chronic diseases in the U.S., making the case that environmental changes are worthwhile investments. 

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/presentation/464

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