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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Baby Boomers Beware

You have already entered Heart Attack Country.

By next week, 4 of my female coworkers will have undergone cardiac angioplasty during the past 5 months. They push these little mesh thingies called stents into your coronary arteries with a balloon. It's sort of like Roto Rooter for the heart. With a little something extra thrown in.

WebMD even has a little section called The Baby Boomer Heart. Scary. And did you know that WebMD is funded primarily by pharmaceutical companies?

Some of you might have heard about, or even read Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About. I know little if anything about him. He could be the century's biggest charlatan.

What I do know is that drug companies fund most of medical research in this country. I onced worked for a research center at a large university hospital. The bulk of research subjects for all of the drugs we studied were sick children, street people, and the terminally ill. Hardly a true cross section of the average American citizen.

Mind you, I'm not telling anyone what to do here. But you might want to start studying up on wellness and alternative healing.

Kinja, the weblog guide


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