Half Of Americans Take Long-Term Pill...

Half Of Americans Take Long-Term Pills - Health News Story - WR...

There are 2 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from May 14, 2008, titled Half Of Americans Take Long-Term Pills - Health News Story - WR.... In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems, a study shows.

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Ripariandweller

Silver Spring, MD

#1 May 15, 2008
It's the American way-push a pill on someone to treat the symptoms instead of finding out the actual cause of the problem and treating that. I recently averted a number of potentially serious problems by getting some quick, non-invasive (but not necessarily cheap!) tests done. Caught things in the early stages. I changed my diet and increased my activity level. Dropped about 25lbs, increased my bone density, and brought my blood chemistry numbers back into the normal range. I'm on my way back to being nearly 100% in about 8 months.
Saddened

Gunpowder, MD

#2 May 15, 2008
Ripariandweller wrote:
It's the American way-push a pill on someone to treat the symptoms instead of finding out the actual cause of the problem and treating that. I recently averted a number of potentially serious problems by getting some quick, non-invasive (but not necessarily cheap!) tests done. Caught things in the early stages. I changed my diet and increased my activity level. Dropped about 25lbs, increased my bone density, and brought my blood chemistry numbers back into the normal range. I'm on my way back to being nearly 100% in about 8 months.
WOW! Good for you!
I'm 49 and have a friend who thinks it's a miracle because I don't have to take any daily long-term pills. It's no miracle it's just eating healthy and exercising!

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