Birth Control and Women’s Health

There has been much in the news lately about contraception, and I find it interesting that “birth control” and “contraception” are always used combined with the phrase “women’s health”, especially by those on the political left. If they really want to promote the health of women, then they should be giving women free memberships to local fitness centers and monthly sessions with registered dietitians to reduce their …

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The Cost of Health Care

In July 2009, I wrote that the real problem with health care in the United States is that the emphasis remains on tertiary care – care that is delivered after the onset of disease. Health care at every level must focus on primary prevention, and the first level starts with each of us. Of the top ten causes of death in the U.S., five are strongly associated …

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The Problem with Health(care)

“To make quality, affordable health care available to all Americans, reduce costs, improve health care quality, enhance disease prevention, and strengthen the health care workforce.” – Kennedy Health Care Reform Bill The above statement is the overall goal stated at the beginning of the Senate’s proposal to fix health care in this country. On its own, the goal is appropriate and necessary, and slightly better than the …

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