Lisa Says: The statement that really struck me in this Parade Magazine article yesterday was from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius (see below). To hear a “WELLNESS” focus from government was refreshing. Remember, most all of the mainstream ‘american ills’ are preventable or reversable through simple lifestyle changes, not just “managed” on maintenance medications for someone’s lifetime. Perhaps many are turning to natural approaches which are far cheaper and deal with the root cause and not just mask symptoms and perpetuate problems?
QUOTE “Prevention Must Be a Priority. U.S. health care needs to shift its focus away from treating illnesses and problems and move toward prevention instead, declares Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. “We cannot achieve our ultimate goal—a healthier nation—unless we shift away from a sick-care system,” she said at a Senate hearing earlier this spring. “We pay for emergencies, not the care that prevents them, with little emphasis on the responsibility each of us has in keeping ourselves and our families well.”
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