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Where Does Your State Rank In Medicare Spending?

Is It Fair To Compare?   THIS MAP indicates what each State spends on Medicare. Once the map pops up, you’ll note that the lightest color shows spending up to $7,000 per Medicare beneficiary, and the darkest shows spending over $9,000. Nationally, according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, Medicare spent an average of […]

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Sick Around the World… How Does America Compare? (Watch Frontline Video)

What the US can learn from other nations about how to run health care. GIVEN THE intent of President Obama and (most) Democrats in Congress to revamp America’s health care system, this is a good time to compare the U.S. system to the health care offered by other advanced nations to their citizens.

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Debunking Health Care Mythmaking with Healthcare Journalist J.R. Reid

MYTHS ARE an intriguing subject.  Some are born of some long-ago purported truth that over time gets embellished as each subsequent truth-bearer who, by dint of philosophy, group affiliation or financial incentive, is compelled to thrust the Righteous Truth Banner higher and higher for all to see the resplendent truth mythologized.

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Hair Analysis Test — Simple, Cheap, Valuable

PERHAPS YOU and just about everyone you know has taken vitamins at one time or another.  How many determined what their bodies really needed first? Almost no one, I confidently state. I’m guilty of this too.  It’s been more than a decade since I last had a hair analysis test or extensive blood test, and […]

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Arthritis — Don’t Let It Slow You Down

Supplements reviewed here: Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine Chondroitin, Curcumin 95, and MSM. [Scroll down for Arthritis supplements and Video exercises.]   THE DOCTORS say that I may have some arthritis in my left hip socket and right shoulder joint, perhaps the result of three pretty impressive accidents. It’s not slowing me down — yet — as […]

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Watch: Aging… Let’s Slow it Down! (Barbara Walters)

Supplements reviewed here:  Resveratrol, 7 Keto DHEA, Pregnenolone, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin D3. Sure, Genetics are Important, but what we Eat, Think and Do… Rules. [Watch the Barbara Walters interview below.] WE ALL do it, but most of us rather not.  It’s not the ever-increasing number incessantly ticking that’s so unpleasant, but […]

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