What Are Some of the Biggest Challenges In Healthcare Today?

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Obesity dominates my concerns over the health of the country but it's not alone. I'm very concern about the sexual famine in America, and by that I mean, the fact folks aren't being in to know each other which is a way of course that we [xx] our engines that we appear vital and act young towards each other, it has reached a is that they're drastic proportions, now if you do surveys of the folks even in their 40s, you'll realize how few people have been intimate with each other and of course there's longevity benefit if you're having more sex.

Probably, everytime you increase from once a week to twice a week, once a week being the average in American hour, you'll increase your longevity in about three years and that's an association which we've seen in numerous studies. It might not be positive but I certainly like to have the odds at my favor.

Third among the things I worry about are dimentia and dimentia is tied back to your weight and life style habits, but there's also genetic elements to it, and we have not been as successful as I'd hoped, bringing new therapies for Alzheimer's and other cause of dementia into the foray but I see that changing and I believe in the next decade we are going to be clinical trials with drugs that have meaningful impact really can change the natural history dementia in this country.

The fourth big challenge we face are the big cancers, the lung cancers in particular is the number one cancer, but I put breast and colon in that group as well, and I think these cancers are increasing in part because we've got hormonal changes in our body driven by obesity that makes it easier for some of this cancers to grow, but we're also exposed to toxins, and I don't think we appreciate the impact of all those toxins from our environment, in our bodies and they add up.

Subtle things like arsenic found in the food supply or [xx] from our basement, so a change in natural order of how food is brought to us including genetically modified foods which I can't say are dangerous but I can't say they're not either, and there's all this big question marks around those that gets in the resume.

And the fifth item is the one that will probably shock most people, but I believe that the biggest challenge of all that we face if we really want to be able to as a population move into our 10th decade of life with vitality, to become sentinerious[sp?] with a joyful lust for life that you should have.

The only way to get there is to be firm enough, to be sturdy enough and the number five problem we face prevents that, it's frailty. Too many folks are not physically active enough to maintain muscle mash, remember, your bones don't rebuild themselves just because you want them to, they rebuild themselves every seven years based on what loads they bear.

So if you aren't exercising, the muscles get weak around the bones, the bones get weak themselves, you begin to sort of lean forward, become typhlotic and then when you get an illness, a cancer or a heart disease, it cuts you from the population, because you're to frail to weather the storm.

And when we looked around a population to people who live a long time, physical activity is an absolutely essential predictor a whole.