American’s are overly reliant on the drug industry

KEY TAKEAWAY: Over 80,000 new cancer cases are associated with low whole-grain intake, low dairy intake, high intake of processed meats and red meat, low fruit and vegetable intake, and high intake of sugary beverages. In other words we aren’t doing enough to prevent some cancers.

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If health care is a “right, than personal responsibility is a must

KEY TAKEAWAY: As the debate around a single payer health care initiative continues to rage on more and more people are saying that health care is a “right”.  But where does the personal responsibility of taking care of ourselves fall within this “right”?   One-third of American adults and one in six children are now obese, although an annual report released Thursday by two nonprofit groups found that rates could be stabilizing. Continue reading

Why isn’t the healthcare industry focused in preventable health problems?

6629088361_602f6c9736_m4According to the CDC four modifiable health risk behaviors—lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption—are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases.  7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year.  Instead of selling quick fixes via medication should the FDA require that all websites include content on prevention and staying healthy ? Continue reading