Health is much more than the absence of disease says William Dale, Chief of the Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine and Director of the SOCARE Clinic at the University of Chicago. In an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dale and his fellow researchers prove their case by assessing over 3000 persons between the ages of 57 and 85 using both a disease-oriented medical model and a more comprehensive model which includes psycho-social factors among other health characteristics. Their results show that the latter model was much more effective in predicting mortality. (read more)

Soon after publication, the PNAS article was cited in an editorial by affiliates of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: (read more)