Harvard Health Blog
The most important health problems (and why they matter)
By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications I once took care of an elderly patient who wasn’t particularly interested in some of the preventive measures I was recommending. He liked to say “you gotta die of something.” True enough. But that’s no reason to ignore measures that could prevent deaths, especially the “low-hanging fruit” such as automobile accidents.