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  •  What about aggressively promoting (1+ / 0-)
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    healthy life-styles?

    Aggressive education as to the life-style changes that women at risk for breast cancer should make, to reduce their incidence of disease?

    It seems to me -- correct me if I'm wrong -- that most of the emphasis in this country is on doing whatever the heck you danged well please all your life (no exercise, eating highly-processed horrible foods, using carcinogenic chemical products whenever, because they're popular).

    And then expecting testing to reveal if you've gotten a disease, and some miracle cure to take it away.

    This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

    by AllisonInSeattle on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 12:42:29 AM PST

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    •  Healthy lifestyle (3+ / 0-)

      Rec'd the comment, but with caveat. Kudos to you for diligently following a healthy lifestyle. Good insurance, and we feel well and virtuous while following the healthy lifestyle.

      Still, I've known individuals who have had cancer, heart attack, stroke, and serious disease even though they adhered to healthy diet, exercise, nonsmoking and no alcohol. Some of them died much too young. I also had an aunt who lived to age 94, who smoked and drank heavily and never exercised.

      Sometimes it's genetics -- the luck of the draw.

      Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

      by SoCalSal on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 09:08:41 AM PST

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