Unhealthiest Counties?

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    Unhealthiest Counties?

    Did anyone else notice that many of the worst counties are those of the 14th region? Do you reckon this affects the performance of our basketball teams?
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    Saw that report in the Herald, really sad that it seems to be the same counties always appearing on these type lists.

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    Do we have a link, so we can read....

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    Don't have a link but I found the article on yahoo, Lexington area news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daballer03
    Don't have a link but I found the article on yahoo, Lexington area news.
    If you're able to read it online, there's a link:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...WS01/709180384

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    Thanks CSHS81.....very interesting information.

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    Also try www.wkyt.com in the address bar. On that site you'll find an article with a complete list of the 10 unhealthiest and 10 healthiest counties.

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    Interesting. I think I rank first in my house hold of four as the healthiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daballer03
    Did anyone else notice that many of the worst counties are those of the 14th region? Do you reckon this affects the performance of our basketball teams?
    I noticed that and it is terrible. I think it is a cultural thing. Many of the families around this area doesn't go to the doctor unless something is extremely wrong, it is seen as a weakness. Very few of the same individuals go to the doctor for check ups and preventive medicine. It's gotten better over the years, but we still have miles to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1owlzfan
    I noticed that and it is terrible. I think it is a cultural thing. Many of the families around this area doesn't go to the doctor unless something is extremely wrong, it is seen as a weakness. Very few of the same individuals go to the doctor for check ups and preventive medicine. It's gotten better over the years, but we still have miles to go.
    I can sorta see this, however some just think it won't do much good. Especially depending on the illness.

    Had swimmers ear and a sinus(spelling) infection back in May. Went to the doc, the meds cost me close to $100, which I thought was wrong til I found out one of them wasn't didn't cover like 60 of it. Took all my meds, rested. Swimmers ear never really went away til September and is still lingering.

    So my trip had an immediate impact on my checking account balance but little on what I was going there for.

    I just don't like going to the doc when I know alot of what's bothering me will likely require rest which I don't have time for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41
    I can sorta see this, however some just think it won't do much good. Especially depending on the illness.

    Had swimmers ear and a sinus(spelling) infection back in May. Went to the doc, the meds cost me close to $100, which I thought was wrong til I found out one of them wasn't didn't cover like 60 of it. Took all my meds, rested. Swimmers ear never really went away til September and is still lingering.

    So my trip had an immediate impact on my checking account balance but little on what I was going there for.

    I just don't like going to the doc when I know alot of what's bothering me will likely require rest which I don't have time for.
    Swimmers ear can usually be taken care of with an acetic acid (white vinegar solution)...have your doc give you a script for Vosol ear drops..and they are cheap!!

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    I read the article. The problem as I see it (on a daily basis) is getting the people here to make simple lifestyle changes. A lot of my customers think that if they take a pill for cholesterol or diabetes,that they can continute to eat what they want and the pill will take care of it.They tend to ignore the diet changes that we recommend.
    High blood pressure can be controlled by medication,but change in diet,exercising,smoking cessation and losing weight can do just as much or more.
    Getting people to change old habits is hard. I also feel that the advertising done by the pharmaceutical industry has a lot to do with this. The mind set that you can take a pill and all is well simply is not true (just look at the number of diets and diet aids out there that do not include an execise regimen as an example).
    Until we can educate people up to lifestyle changes and away from the "Snake Oil",then this trend will continue.

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