TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE
There are more technological advances today in medicine than ever before. More advanced imagining, and computers that can even perform surgery. Today there are more drugs on the market than ever before, there are more people on prescriptions than ever before. Healthcare costs have reached an all time high. Is the technology, easy access to drugs, and paying top dollar for healthcare yielding the results we deserve? Not even close! As a nation we are getting sicker. Heart disease rates go up every year. cancer rates are out of control. So do drugs equal health? Of course not! If they did the people that took the most drugs would be the healthiest right? It is the complete opposite, I have new patients that walk in to my office with freezer bags full of drugs, and they are the sickest people, barely holding on to their health. The patients I have that aren't on any drugs are by far the healthiest. The US is less than 5 percent of the world's population, yet we consume 75% of the world's drugs! Does that number not shock you? If it doesn't, check your pulse! If drugs were the answer wouldn't heart disease rates be getting better? There are more people on blood pressure drugs and cholesterol lowering medication than ever before. Shouldn't heart disease rates be going down? They aren't the answer!!! In fact, they end up causing more harm than good, with numerous side effects and serious health consequences. Healthcare costs are the number one cause of bankruptcy in this country, and now healthcare is the 3rd leading cause of death among Americans. It is time you start saying NO. Newsweek titled an issue a few years ago, the one word that could save your life...NO!
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