Friday, January 11, 2013

Health Matters

If 2013 is a visibly different virtual construct within a virtual construct, then I plan to enjoy it, as should you, whenever possible. You only live once. People continue to work on themselves to heal issues and therefore their physical bodies. At the top of the list is the food industry as people go organic and learn better ways to eat healthy to become healthy. With all this effort, meditating, energy work, etc. ...

Americans Are in Worse Health Than Other Nationalities   Live Science - January 10, 2013
The U.S. may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but it certainly isn't the healthiest, according to a new report from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

The report, released today, compared the U.S. with 16 other high-income democracies, including Australia, Canada, Japan, and many western European countries. It found, on average, that Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other countries. The report is the first look at multiple diseases, injuries and behaviors across the entire human life span.

There's an app out now that let's you see how you will age if you are a drinker. Years ago, a client who used to drink, told about these very same facial changes - highlighted by a red blushed-looking face. How do you know if you are an alcoholic? If would seem that many people, especially those from alcoholic backgrounds, don't have a good reference point. If they drink less than other members of their family, they believe that are okay. From what I see, people are drinking more than ever in these difficult times.

Flu season is definitely here and strong ... often resistant to vaccinations and treatment. We are also experiencing the worst outbreak of whooping cough since 1955, and an emerging outbreak of norovirus, a stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. You can read about it from just about every news feed out there.

Smoking ... Quitting Smoking: 10 Reasons That Have Nothing To Do With Your Lungs   Huffington Post - January 10, 2013

Deaths and mental ... I am hearing more about deaths in all age groups, including an increase in the suicide rate by those with mental illnesses. Souls are burned out and just want out. Spirits stop by here all the time, usually associated with a client I am about to read, or someone I know, but now with the grids being more lucid, even my clients can "see" them as we sit here. One could almost call this "Gridlock" as the grids merge before us.

Gun control - there's lots of stories out there but rest assured, people will not give up their weapons without a fight. I don't own a gun. The only gun I ever held, belonged to a friend. But this much I do know, if I had to use a gun in self defense, I wouldn't hesitate. Remember ... none of this is real to me ... just a spin-off on computer virtual reality games, which I haven't played either and don't call to me.

Guns, war games that lead to P.T.S.D. - also on the increase and a lifetime of meds.

Watch out for this HPV virus, especially in the college years. It is growing very quickly especially among young people, though seniors are seeing an increase in STDs as well. The obvious answer is to use a condom to prevent everything - even things you never heard of.

HPV In Men: What We All Need To Know   Huffington Post - January 11, 2013
We're honoring Cervical Health Awareness Month by bringing you the latest information on human papillomavirus, the virus associated with cervical cancer -- and with several other types of cancer, including anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancer. HPV is also the virus underlying genital warts. Although much of the conversation about the virus relates to women's health -- cervical cancer is the most common HPV-related cancer by magnitudes -- there are many health concerns that uniquely or disproportionately affect men. These include genital warts and anal cancers. And since HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, it affects a massive percentage of the male population, as well.

Medicare - Medicare Costs Rose Very Slowly Last Year, Says A New Report   Huffington Post - January 11, 2013

During the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2012, the amount Medicare spent per beneficiary rose by just 0.4 percent. That's three percentage points less than the economy, as measured by gross domestic product, grew during that same period.