Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Boomers and Healthcare

Take Charge of Your Healthcare

The Baby Boomers are a huge population in the American economy. In 2011 the first of the 78 million baby boomers will be turning 65 and with it will be eligible for Medicare. This population will continue to grow for the next 20 years due to the population growth in the years following World War II. By 2030, this population will be 71.5 million people over the age of 65. This number is a massive 20 percent of the population.

In view of this information is it unbelievable that the Obama Administration could possibly believe that Americans would favor cuts to eliminate many Medicare provisions. It is also foolish to believe that these senior citizens who have worked all their lives and contributed in good times and bad times to this economy would be willing to accept the current attempt to marginalize their lives and make them feel as if it is time to get out of the way for a new generation.

While it may be extreme to call the attempts to institute consultations about creating living wills and advanced directives, death panels; anyone who knows the views of the individuals who are pushing this on the American people should be extremely skeptical of their motives.

There is no doubt that creating access to healthcare for people is important. But to say that our healthcare system is totally broken is a flat out lie and should not be accepted by Americans. Senior citizens are a significant portion of the population and should not hesitate to let this government know that as a people we know our rights and will not accept such treatment. Your vote counts and you should be watching these people and taking names. Make your list and check it twice! Elections are coming!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Data Interactive. [Date of access].
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Granulomas and AutoImmune Disease

According to Princeton:

A granuloma is a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection. This tumor may form in many areas of the body and is usually benign. They are not usually removed.

If you have been told you have a granuloma, that means that you have a lump that has grown as a result of inflammation (usually chronic) somewhere in the body. If you continue to have inflammation new granulomas will continue to form. The root cause must be treated.

It is important to understand that inflammation is the body's way of dealing with infection, irritation, or other types of injuries. Inflammation is a recognized type of nonspecific immune response.

If you have problems with your immune system you should find a doctor who understands the treatment of auto immune diseases such as Lupus. This specialist is called a rheumatologist, the specialty is Rheumatology. Take a look at the following informative videos. Perhaps it is time to take a look at how our diet combined with toxins and chronic inflammation affects the way our body functions.

Autoimmune Disease

Healed Granuloma