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Sun Journal
By
Lani Graham and Daniel Oppenheim

Denial and delay. If the approach sounds familiar, it is because, sadly, it happens frequently in medicine. Individuals don’t want to admit to health problems, denying and delaying until it is much more difficult to make a difference

It is a tragedy, because everyone knows that prevention is better than the best health care. Of course, when a patient or a medical professional take this catastrophic approach, the results impact only the circle around that person. But when an entire industry adopts “deny and delay” as its strategy, it can sicken thousands and even millions of people over decades.