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Doctor's Rx: Go Outdoors

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In the last few years, a growing number of doctors have been prescribing the great outdoors for their patients and what ails them! According to an article written last summer, a pilot program began training pediatricians to write prescriptions for patients to participate in outdoor activities in order to avoid serious health issues more prevalent in children today that were once reserved for adults. "Dr. Christina Scirica, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston, says she has been seeing young patients with symptoms traditionally found in adults including, 're-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, vitamin D deficiency, joint pain, arthritis and hip problems.'...

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