New Book Offers Solutions to Prevent Needless Disabling: Living Abled and Healthy

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Christopher R. Brigham, MD and Henry Bennett author new book, Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery, which tackles poor health outcomes and needless disability with innovative insights and specific solutions.

Each day countless individuals face poor health outcomes and needless disability. A new book, Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery, tackles these issues with innovative insights and specific solutions.

When we, as individuals, deal with injury or illness we face the risk of living diminished lives—even when we may not need to. Today’s approach to our health and the management of potential disability has lost an essential component: the importance of educating and empowering each of us to take greater control of our own health and well-being.

Living Abled and Healthy… reflects the commitment of Christopher R. Brigham, MD, internationally recognized preventive and occupational medicine physician and a leader in addressing issues in recovery, disability, and human potential, and Henry Bennett to improve healthcare outcomes. They recognize that knowledge, combined with a positive attitude, can help individuals get successfully through the complex maze of government, health, insurance and legal systems to achieve best-possible outcomes. This leads not only to better lives, it also reduces both healthcare and disability costs.

The book challenges the status quo. It offers practical, innovative, low-cost, and powerful solutions to change attitudes, minimize long-term health problems, and reduce needless disability. It offers guidance for selecting the best healthcare providers and when and how to involve lawyers. The importance of establishing positive relationships with such healthcare participants as claims adjusters, case managers, and employers is explained. Critically, the goal of assuring appropriate care and reducing risks from unnecessary medications and procedures is addressed. Access to the web-based resources at —including forms, agreements, and additional tools—is provided with the book.

“Living Abled and Healthy… is written for those of us dealing with injury or illness,” says Brigham. “The book is a must-read, as well, for healthcare and other professionals within the healthcare systems—physicians, adjusters, attorneys, employers, insurers, adjudicators, and others will find it informative."

Written over five years, and including contributions from internationally recognized experts, the book has already received accolades from judges, employers, healthcare providers, patient advocates, and others.

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