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Tag Archives: poverty

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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Instant Playgrounds in NYC

The prevalence of obesity in United States children has reached epidemic proportions. The most recent national estimates suggest that the prevalence of at-risk-for-overweight continues to remain alarmingly high, with no signs of decreasing. Currently, 31.0% of children 6 to 11 years of age are estimated to be at-risk-for-overweight or obesity, and 16.0% are estimated to be overweight. […]

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End Poverty to Make Us a Healthier Nation

The U.S. is one of the richest countries on Earth, but has among the worst healthcare and the highest poverty rate, and it’s not getting any better. Last year’s poverty rate was the highest in 12 years (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/us/11poverty.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=last%20years%20poverty%20rate%20was%20highest%20in%20twelve%20years&st=cse). It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how poverty and poor health are connected. Access to […]

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Reforming Health and Healthcare

There is a lot of talk about disease prevention in the discussions on healthcare reform. However, not all the necessary players are participating if we are going to achieve this. Prevention is more than annual visits to your primary care doctor annually. It is the social change that is necessary to eradicate poverty, reform education and increase literacy. It must […]

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Let’s Put Health Back Into Healthcare!

Since the advent of health insurance, more of an emphasis has been placed on treating disease than in promoting health, resulting in a “disease care”. Healthcare reform  should be about how we make people healthy rather than how we get people healthcare insurance. A healthcare system focused on you, rather than on your disease. We must change […]

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