A guest post written by Ingrid Pechke, media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts
Patient-driven care, the mHealth movement, the fact that over a third of the population is willing to pay out of pocket for complementary and alternative medicine–this is today’s health care reality.
From the latest health apps on their mobile devices to having direct access to their online medical records, more people are taking charge of their health. This attitude is reflected in the latest list by Prevention of the 25 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America. The cities that made the cut are right in line with current views on health: eating right, exercising, staying stress-free, and maintaining a spiritual discipline that involves prayer and a church community.
San Jose, CA got high marks for its abundantly available organic produce, Honolulu, HI boasts endless beaches and low-stress lifestyles, and Fargo, ND offers spiritual satisfaction and high church attendance.
…To read the rest of this blog on the Metrowest Daily News site, click here: Prescriptions That Are Outside The Doctors Toolbox
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