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Tag Archives: chronic disease

Stress is taking a toll over our health

Have a look at the wonderful chart prepared by Sarah Wenger that shows just how stress is detrimental to our lives. With the ongoing recession, many companies have contracted their work force leaving others to do the work of two or more. The result is stress on those who lost their jobs and those who were […]

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late-Practice Health Care Not Disease Care

One major contributor to rising healthcare costs is the perception by the insured public that health care is “free.” This is because most of us never see the bill when we go to the doctor or hospital — it’s sent directly to the insurance company. Because it’s “free,” we might as well take advantage and […]

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End Poverty to Become a Healthier Nation

End Poverty to Become a Healthier Nation

The department of housing and urban development announced that when women were relocated from the projects to wealthier neighborhoods the incidence of obesity and diabetes was significantly reduced. This is a no brainer. Link There are 5 determinants of overall health: personal behavior, social factors, healthcare, and the environment. Among the 5, inadequate healthcare accounts […]

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An Ounce of Prevention Can Save Your Life and Rescue Our Failing Healthcare System

We are as much to blame about the poor state of our healthcare system as any health provider, pharmaceutical or device manufacturer. We want an instant cure to whatever ails us without putting much effort into staying healthy and making sure we get the right care. Do you realize that about one-third of all deaths are […]

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Childhood Obesity Causes Premature Death

Fat babies are more likely to become obese children who are more likely to become obese adults.( http://newstaco.com/2011/05/19/childhood-obesity-causes-premature-death/) Childhood obesity represents a health crisis for not just young Latinos, but all American children. More than 38% of Latino youth ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese — a higher percentage than among African-American or […]

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