In healthcare, our embrace of clinical research and the evidence it produces has improved the quality of medical care dramatically in the last 30 years. And yet, in spite of our advances, millennials are on track to be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. Why? Because the things that make us sick today (diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, loneliness, suicide, and substance use disorders) are not solved with the pills, devices, and procedures that have been the traditional focus of medical care.
These conditions are solved by durable behavior change and effective social interventions, delivered through meaningful relationships with professional caregivers that will only come from prioritizing interpersonal medicine. Join these speakers as they discuss ways to make this shift.
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