This is the inaugural post for Huffygirl’s Blog, a forum to rant about health, wellness and life.
Health care is broken. Despite great technological advances in diagnostics and treatment, many in the US lack adequate access to health care, in part due to cost, accessibility and insurance constraints. Although health and wellness information is widely available through print and online media, many Americans remain ignorant about basic self-care choices, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and illness prevention. Obesity and type-two diabetes are on the rise, as are other preventable illnesses.
These concerns are widely debated. We can’t pick up a newspaper, search online, or listen to TV or radio without hearing something about our “health care crisis”, yet there is no easy cure-all, no easy answer. What can we do to help ourselves achieve better health in the midst of the health care dilemma?