Can Where Seniors Live Make Them Healthy?

When you bring your loved one to the doctor’s office, you fill out lots of forms about his history, right? In fact, you’ve probably filled the same forms with the same information dozens of times.

Doctors are keenly interested in your loved one’s health history. Caregivers constantly fill out forms collecting his medical history, surgical history, and your family history.

But, do they ever collect information about your loved one’s place history?

Bill Davenhall thinks they should. In this TEDMED talk, he explains how geo-medicine can help our loved ones and us.

 

I found the Jack Lord quote he included to be stunning,

“Geography is destiny in medicine.”

If that’s so, why have I never been asked about my place history?

How do you think your loved one’s place history has affected his health? How about yours?

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