“to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ” the Declaration of Independence
The United States may not have “socialized medicine”, but several federal agencies and many laws regulate health care for us. Let’s look at some of them.
The National Institutes of Health posted this infographic about the challenges of communicating health risk .
Health risks are often misunderstood, underestimated, or overestimated. This chart explains how to know what to ignore and what to explore.
Remember that risk does not equal disease-there are few health risks that inevitably lead to illness, disability, or death.
The Smithsonian offers us this article about
8 diseases to watch out for at the beach
“Despite its idyllic facade, the beach can be a dangerous place—and swimmer’s ear, sunburn and jellyfish stings may be the least of your worries. Beaches can get pretty dirty, and this pollution can come with some nasty pathogens.”
Public Health Service
“Michelle Holshue is a nurse, an NIH researcher, and a global public health responder. She is one of more than 79,000 people who make HHS run every day.”
The Food and Drug Administration reminds us how to avoid getting allergic reactions from these plants -poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak.
4 Tips to Outsmarting Poisonous Plants
Meet Dr. Nadja West- United States Army
She’s a wife, mother, physician; oh, and by the way, a 3-star general in the U.S. Army, highest ranking woman ever to graduate from West Point.
Here’s another post about the United States healthcare system.
Let’s celebrate Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care
How has USA government healthcare impacted your life? Please share your experience or insights.
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