Though the US is on the verge of what could be sweeping changes to its health care system to provide greater coverage at potentially less cost, the US and other countries still have not taken the steps to truly reduce costs by actively promoting preventative medicine.
Archive for October, 2009
As one of the most popular drinks that we consume, its hardly surprising that significant research effort has been “poured” into understanding the effects of coffee on our health. While generally considered healthy, research is finding both good and bad in our sacred bean.
Though wheat has been a part of our diet for 10,000 years, for many it is still unpalatable and not by choice. For those with celiac disease, the proteins in wheat and some other grains can cause an immune reaction in the intestines that can have significant effects on human health.
While we the public love our fast food and sodas, our bodies do not and the increasing obesity epidemic is clear proof of a need for change. Unfortunately, the promotion of soda and fat taxes lacks significant support and we need to think of other ways to thin up our population.
Osteoarthritis is a very common disease that affects many people as they age. Though commonly treated with knee replacement surgery, there are other options to avoid the need for surgery if the symptoms are recognized early and preventative action is taken.