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Friday, July 17, 2009

We Are What We Eat and Do

With all the publicity regarding health care reform, the one thing that I saw as a positive move was the appointment of a primary care champion as the Surgeon General. With this in mind, here are my thoughts on just how important primary care and prevention are ...

Every day another report is published regarding the growing obesity epidemic in America (this week alone I read 5-10 news feeds).

We continue to smoke.

We continue to be a sedentary society.

The American diet and American way of life is truly killing us. If we do not change these three key things, we will never be able to control the cost of health care.

1. Watch what you eat
2. Stop smoking
3. Be active


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