In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, the Humankind on Public Radio podcast presents stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. From our award-winning public radio series, the podcast features David Freudberg’s moving documentaries and dialogues. Hear new and evergreen episodes.
In this episode, we hear from physician Ralph Snyderman, MD, a proponent of preventive medicine, who believes that our health care system should place greater emphasis on preventive practices (such as healthy diet and stress management), because it is more humane to avoid disease than to cope with it, and because it is a far cheaper mode of health care.