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Opinion by Richard H. Carmona: ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ – Benjamin Franklin

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, authored this opinion piece on the value of disease prevention. He writes, “The Arizona Legislature reconvened last week and I had the honor of addressing the Senate on opening day. I want to reach out to our elected leaders and to my fellow Arizonans on an issue that is overlooked and underappreciated: prevention.” Read the article »

Fit: Up to Bat to Fight Fat

This article focuses on weight, which Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute and health and wellness chairperson for the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, explains is a critical public health topic for America. The STOP Obesity Alliance is a Canyon Ranch Institute partner. Read the article »

Interview with Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS: Parts I and II

In part one of this two-part interview with Healthline, Canyon Ranch Institute President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, recounts how his roles as a first responder helped prepare him to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. In part two of the interview, Richard discusses his work with Canyon Ranch Institute, the importance of prevention of chronic disease, and the need to increase health literacy of all people. Read the article »

7 diseases take a costly toll on Utahns

In a telephone press conference outlining the findings from a recent report released by the Milken Institute, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), and chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a Canyon Ranch Institute partner, called the economic burden of chronic disease “staggering.” Steps taken to prevent chronic disease are actually an investment, he said. Read the article »

Chronic Disease Costs “Staggering”

(WebMD) A report released Tuesday concludes that chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease are costing the American economy a whopping $1.3 trillion per year. “The trajectory our nation is on is one that is unsustainable,” says Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute and chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a Canyon Ranch Institute partner. Read the article »

Push to make chronic disease part of 2008 discussion

Some of the nation’s leading health care policy specialists, including Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute and chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a Canyon Ranch Institute partner, announced a policy initiative today to pressure presidential candidates to develop strategies to combat chronic diseases as part of their health care plans. Read the article »

Former U.S. Health Chief Returns to Roots to Campaign

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, says it’s payback time as he goes back to his roots to campaign for people to look after their health. “We must change from being disease-oriented to being health-oriented, and focus attention on preventing health problems, not fixing them after they’ve happened.” Richard and other health experts say the majority of what we pay for in health care is preventable. Read the article »

Working Out with Dr. Richard Carmona

During a four-year term as U.S. Surgeon General, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, president of Canyon Ranch Institute, was always greeted the same way by President George W. Bush. “He’d say, Did you get your workout in today?'” recalls Richard. Read the article »