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A Publication Worth A Look: “Age in Action”

Dr. Ed Ansello, Director of the Virginia Center on Aging, recently shared with me the 2011 issue of Age in Action. This quarterly publication has twice been judged to be the best aging-related newsletter in the South and reaches an estimated 20,000 readers. This issue contains a number of excellent articles. There’s a helpful piece […]

Pre-Prepared Food At Home: Not The Same As “Home Cooked”

Mike Magee When it comes to childhood obesity, geography makes all the difference. That’s the conclusion of a University of North Carolina study of nearly 30,000 kids in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.(1)  But if you’re thinking “geography” as in “region of the country”, you’re on the wrong track. […]

Paying The Price For Poor Food Choices

Mike Magee A new study published  in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine had this headline finding: “Better access to supermarkets” does not “improve people’s diets.” The study tracked thousands of people in several large cities for 15 years. Specifically, researchers wanted to know if citizens ate any healthier if supermarkets were placed in their […]

Time To Pay A Price For Poor Food Choices

Mike Magee A new study published  in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine had this headline finding: “Better access to supermarkets” does not “improve people’s diets.” The study tracked thousands of people in several large cities for 15 years. Specifically, researchers wanted to know if citizens ate any healthier if supermarkets were placed in their […]

Food Plating In America: What A Waste

Mike Magee When I first began to educate myself about water, with the help of water experts at the United Nations, I was surprised by the facts.(1) Only 3% of the water is fresh, and less then 1% accessible. 70% of human consumption of water goes to agriculture. And the American diet, biased to meat […]

Resources

The Three Pillars of the Medical-Industrial Complex and the Physician. A 5-Part Series. The Man-made Opioid Epidemic: A 5 Part Series The Uncoupling of Medical Scientific from Human Progress: A 3-Part Series Positive Leadership by Mike Magee MD Forerunners Collection: Alternate Futures in Health Care Advanced Professionalism Aging Health Politics Archive Health Technology Obesity

Why The House of Medicine Needs To Add Nurse Education Funding To Its’ 2011-2012 Legislative Priorities

Mike Magee We will soon add an additional 35 plus million Americans to our health care system with the expectation of improving the overall health, productivity and competitiveness of Americans in the process. Thinking of this challenge in terms of production or provision of services, we are faced with a glaring human resource weakness – […]

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