For all that can be accomplished using modern medicine, healthcare professionals still face enormous challenges in treating patients to the point where can say they feel "well."

Drugs can only do so much, especially when a person is experiencing social isolation, loneliness, low income, barriers to employment or other issues that can further impact their quality of living.

This is the crux of the idea behind "social prescribing"—a growing social wellness movement that is seeing doctors issue their patients an Rx for everything from exercise classes and nature walks to adult choirs and pottery lessons.


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