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Friday, October 5, 2007

Mandate Wellness and save billions!

Wellness programs could save our country! Corporate wellness programs address the over 70% of chronic disease ( heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers) that are related to lifestyle choices. Recently, a very smart individual wrote a fascinating post that proposed that some of the many millions of dollars that are devoted to funding research into new interventions for costly conditions could be diverted into encouraging compliance with all of the information we already know about prevention, our health care crisis could be diminished tremendously. Now, Craig was much more eloquent than I am and I will put a link to his post at the bottom of this post, so I will just repeat a few of his salient points.

American Cancer Society spends millions to fund research into genetic based drug treatments, the American Heart Association is funding research into new imaging technologies and the American Diabetes association is supporting islet transplantation research, all worthwhile projects for helping control diseases that may be largely preventable if people would exercise, eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, limit their consumption of refined carbohydrates and stop smoking!

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