When people talk about the Toledo area’s important assets they invariably mention the Zoo, the Museum, the Metroparks, Lake Erie and the Library. One important asset that is not often mentioned, but likely should be, is CareNet.
According to Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News, “Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment” of patients. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and author, in a New Yorker article stated that, “Millions of people are receiving drugs that aren’t helping them, operations that aren’t going to make
It is obvious to even the most casual observer that we have a serious problem with obesity in our society. An individual who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more is considered obese. BMI is computed by use of both height and weight measures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
As we all know, there is a problem with rising health care costs. The Brookings Institute revealed that middle income spending on healthcare has increased 25 percent from 2007 to 2014. The Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that deductibles for individual workers have risen 67 percent since 2010. Drug cost increases contribute to this problem. William
Lake Erie is an important and cherished resource which has serious problems due to harmful pollution, caused by toxic runoff from 146 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) located in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). Pam Taylor, a member of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan and the Michigan Sierra Club, won the 2016 Petoskey
According to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a large percentage of people 65 and older retain their teeth, but approximately 1 in 4 seniors have periodontal disease. Seniors 65 and older are seven times more likely to have oral cancer than younger people. To keep your teeth healthy, it is recommended that you