According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of suicide in the U.S. increased 24 percent from 1999 to 2014. Suicide has long been thought of as a mental health problem, but the CDC now warns that it’s become a public health problem. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, psychologist Dr. Craig Sawchuk joins us to discuss suicide prevention. Also on the program, Dr. Richard Sharp, director of the Bioethics Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, explains how genetic testing can not only predict disease, but improve your health. And, oncologist and palliative care specialist Dr. Edward Creagan explains why regular physical activity is key to maintaining health as you age. Dr. Creagan is editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging.
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