Category Archives: Access to health insurance

Health Care in America

Learn more about what isn’t working in health care today! Do you have a “pre-existing condition’?

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Why do Americans keep getting fatter?

In a time of many great excuses for eating too much like “the holidays,”  I have seen a few important stories in the mainstream media recently which explain much about Americans and their ever increasing girth. It seems we have … Continue reading

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Just watched this AMAZING documentary from National Geographic (2008) on what we have learned in the past 20 years about stress and its impact on our lives. What I learned: Stress hormones evolved to help us survive by reacting quickly … Continue reading

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What happening to survival rates for those 45 to 65?

Here’s a brand new study that shows the U.S. spends lots more than other countries for health care and yet our survival rates just keep falling. This Commonwealth Fund–supported study examined changes in 15-year survival rates at middle age (45 … Continue reading

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Single Older Women Twice as Likely To Lack Health Insurance

There are many issues arising as the Baby Boomer generation reaches 60 and 65.  One is that we tend to be less healthy, with more chronic illnesses and disabilities than previous generations. Another is the lack of access to health … Continue reading

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