Monday, January 2, 2012

Big Strides, Better Health

Many Americans are taking strides to improve their health in 2012

A New Year’s quote from Raymond Fabius, M.D.

“As the country re-evaluates ways to reduce runaway healthcare spending, it is time for all Americans to be resolved to take better care of themselves and others.  Data demonstrates that the majority of medical costs can be traced back to poor lifestyle issues such as obesity and tobacco use.  While we know it often takes several attempts to lose weight and quit smoking, it is encouraging that many survey participants* are taking strides to improve their health in 2012.  Let’s celebrate and support those who have resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, eat better and exercise.  If they can meet these New Year goals they will be healthier and wealthier for it, as well as helping to solve America’s healthcare crisis!”

*Thomson Reuters and NPR conduct a monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions on a wide range of health issues.  Doctor Raymond Fabius, is the chief medical officer at the healthcare business of Thomas Reuters.

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