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Pay More, Get Less

The United States spends more per person on health care than any other developed country.  At the same time, our life expectancy is less than that in other developed countries.  What is going on? Let’s start with the cost of … Read More

Posted in drug companies, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, healthy living, Hospitals, Medicare, Obesity, obesity epidemic |

Guess What Is The Biggest Problem in Health Care Today? It’s You.

There was a great essay in the Wall Street Journal recently that highlighted a big problem in health care.  In spite of the many advances in detecting and treating illnesses, patients just don’t want to change their lifestyles and that … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, healthy living, Heart Attacks, Medical Costs, Obesity, obesity epidemic, science news |

Politicians Continue to Fail Us on Healthcare

The annual report by the Commonwealth Fund is out again.  The Fund has as its goal the promotion of high quality health care programs with better access for the poor, for children, and for the uninsured.  Each year the Fund … Read More

Posted in Birth Injuries, Doctors, Fee for Service, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Obesity, obesity epidemic |

Obesity Epidemic Threatens Our Society

There is an obesity epidemic in America and, not surprisingly, an epidemic of obesity related illnesses.  Here is an alarming graphic which demonstrates this growing problem. http://www.policymic.com/articles/70457/watch-america-grow-fatter-in-one-scary-gif While we worry about the unhealthy messages our thin-obsessed media is sending, unfortunately … Read More

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