Many in U.S. skip preventive health s...

Many in U.S. skip preventive health steps

There are 6 comments on the MSNBC story from May 23, 2006, titled Many in U.S. skip preventive health steps. In it, MSNBC reports that:

Many Americans are failing to get the basic preventive medical care that could help them live longer, healthier lives, according to a new study.

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cktirumalai

Washington, DC

#1 May 23, 2006
The old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is very sound. Screening for colon cancer is undoubtedly important but, equally, it is important to act on the advice that a sufficient amount of daily fiber, found in whole grain (not white) bread, vegetables, fruit, will keep one's insides moving freely. Indigestion and constipation could be read as early warning signs, calling for corrective action. I remember that some years ago a doctor being treated for colon cancer, which unfortunately proved fatal, lamented to his oncologist that he should have eaten more wholesomely. There is prevention through medical screening and prevention through the daily steps one takes oneself, which may ensure that one walks out of the doctor's office smiling.
pinkdivinity

Cornell, MI

#2 May 24, 2006
How is one to obtain preventative care without access to medical screening?

Where is the physician or laboratory willing to take an appointment or run lab tests for the growing numbers of US indigents?

No one wants to recognize the huge number of uninsured.

About five years ago, i experienced all the symptoms of colon cancer. Without insurance, I am simply watching these symptoms worsen as I wait to die.
Bumm Scratch

United States

#3 May 24, 2006
pinkdivinity wrote:
How is one to obtain preventative care without access to medical screening?
Where is the physician or laboratory willing to take an appointment or run lab tests for the growing numbers of US indigents?
No one wants to recognize the huge number of uninsured.
About five years ago, i experienced all the symptoms of colon cancer. Without insurance, I am simply watching these symptoms worsen as I wait to die.
I have been there.... I hate to say it but if you break the law you will recieve the necessary treatment, sure is a great option isn't it...
cktirumalai

Washington, DC

#4 May 24, 2006
Massachusetts has a plan to cover those who are presently uninsured. This whole question requires serious thought and action. The United States will probably not accept State-funded medicine, which is the rule in Europe (and that system has its own different problems).
Judge Joe Brown

Philadelphia, PA

#5 May 24, 2006
Give up your season tickets to _____________ pro sports team, oh yeah your Direct TV sub and your cable/internet subs too. Then you'll find health insurance not so taxing of your income.
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