This can’t be morally right

There are 50 hospitals in the United States that charge uninsured patients 10 times or more their actual cost. Insurance companies have negotiated deals with hospitals through which they pay much less for the same care. How can it be right to charge the most vulnerable the highest prices?

A state of definitive ambiguity

The older I get the more sensitive I am to maintaining my health. Proper diet and nutrition are high on the list. As a consequence I have spent some time reading articles and reports on the subject of healthy diet. One of the most prominent issues is that of the role...

Weight-loss diets–which one works the best?

Obesity and general “overweightness” have increased among the American population has doubled by some measures since the 1960’s. This is problem at all age levels, but particularly for older age groups. In my earlier post I report that roughly 30% of the 64-67 and...

What is your BMI?

I have been concerned about being overweight for years. So the high percentage of overweight Americans is not a new issue. However, I only recently looked at a Gallup report on obesity. Gallup analyzed data from a survey they conducted from 2008 to 2012 and found that...

Things that bother me

Things that bother me range from temporary irritant to existential threat. But I can’t always tell the difference. At the top of the list for today is the measles. The recent outbreak of the disease centered at Disneyland in California has highlighted the fact that...

In case you need more motivation

Check out  this website for information on additional studies related to the benefits of regular exercise or more properly the deterioration of body functions as a result of inactivity.  It provides an excellent reference section with links to several papers and...