Welcome back to Prevention Not Prescriptions Tuesday.This is a weekly forum where we’re coming together to inform and inspire each other to healthier living. Tuesdays are our chance to take our health into our own hands and say “hell no” to more pills and the pharmaceutical industry’s endless search for profits.
A philosophical take on prevention
The most compelling thing I learned about healthcare last year is that above all else it’s COMPLICATED! The year long debate showed that anything you can say about healthcare has another side, a mitigating issue, an unconsidered side effect. Remarkably, this is true even with the idea of preventative health. Increasingly, prevention is moving from the margins of healthcare to take a center stage. It was certainly one of the things that Obama called for in his campaign, and this is not surprising since preventative healthcare is often very popular with consumers. We see it as a corrective to the worst aspects of biomedicine. Rather than waiting till we are sick, when medical or surgical intervention can be difficult, painful, and costly, why not tend to people before they get sick? By heading off sickness before it starts we can side step the pain, expense, and limited effectiveness of corrective interventions. That sounds good, but I’m afraid even here healthcare is complicated and the picture is not so simple. Continue reading...
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Self Care & Alternative Treatments
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By Dianne DelReyes
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By Pat Barone
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