Tuesday, November 24, 2009

20 Health Advances to Be Thankful For

Life Is Getting Measurably Better for Many People Here and Abroad
News about health often focuses on the negative: scary new flu viruses,
incurable diseases, dashed hopes for miracle drugs. Maybe that's because we
have such high expectations that doctors and scientists can fix anything.

But amid all that bad news-not to mention the acrimony over health-care
reform-it's easy to overlook how much progress has been made in recent
years. Here are 20 health-care advances to give thanks for:

Nearly 62% of U.S. adults said they were in excellent or very good health,
along with 82% of their children, according to families sampled by the
federal government for the National Health Interview Survey, which was
conducted in 2007 and released this year. Continue reading here

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