Could education equal medication for treating chronic disease?

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In an essay, Matt O’Brien, assistant professor of medicine and public health at Temple, explains that there is a strong tie between educational attainment and health. “Given the breadth of health problems that can be improved by simply educating our population, it is a wonder that the health policy debate has eschewed education in its exclusive focus on medical treatments provided by doctors and other health professionals.” O’Brien is also a founder of Puentes de Salud, a health center serving immigrant Latinos in South Philadelphia.