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    Zeno Swijtink
     

    Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    https://www.sonoma-county.org/health...0328causes.htm

    Ground-breaking PBS Series Explores Causes, Seeks Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Airing four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 15th, 2008 on KRCB Channel 22 at 9:00 p.m.

    Over the next two months, an extraordinary PBS documentary series will explore how economic status, social conditions and race profoundly affect health, disease burden and life expectancy.

    The television series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? is presented in four separate segments and raises important questions regarding health with far-reaching social and political implications.

    • Why does life expectancy in the United States rank 30th among industrialized countries in spite of our spending almost twice as much per person on health care as any other nation on the globe?

    • Why are our infant mortality rates among the highest relative to other industrialized countries?

    Unnatural Causes examines the alarming socioeconomic and racial disparities in health in our country and explores key research and initiatives addressing the causes. One of the most compelling research findings is the strong gradient to health whereby people tend to be sicker and die sooner as their socioeconomic status decreases within society. Poor Americans die an average of five years earlier than the middle class. But middle class Americans die three years sooner than those who are wealthy.

    Here in Sonoma County our local data also reveals the strong relationships between disease risk factors and prevalence and social conditions:

    • Sonoma County residents with higher levels of education have lower rates of diabetes and heart disease.

    • A higher percentage of Sonoma County residents in the lower income levels are obese compared to those in higher income categories.

    • Adults and teens in the lowest income levels are over twice as likely to be current smokers compared to those in the highest income category.

    • Infant mortality among children born to African American mothers in our county is almost four times higher than the rate of infants born to White and Latina mothers.

    View Sonoma County data charts

    Unnatural Causes will stimulate important dialogue on what we can- and should- do to tackle health inequities in our community and in our nation.

    The Sonoma County Medical Association, the Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance, the County Department of Health Services, Community Action Partnership and the Sonoma Health Access Coalition are partnering with KRCB-Channel 22 to bring this important series to Sonoma County. KRCB will air Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? on Tuesday, April 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th at 9:00 p.m. The KRCB series will include interviews with community leaders sharing a local perspective and data on this important issue.

    KQED will also air this documentary beginning on March 27th.

    More information on the Unnatural Causes series is available at https://www.unnaturalcauses.org.


    Go to https://www.sonoma-county.org/health...0328causes.htm for more information
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote Zeno Swijtink wrote: View Post
    ... One of the most compelling research findings is the strong gradient to health whereby people tend to be sicker and die sooner as their socioeconomic status decreases within society. Poor Americans die an average of five years earlier than the middle class. But middle class Americans die three years sooner than those who are wealthy.
    ...
    Is that all? I'm surprised the disparities aren't greater. That said, I think this series is a great big Duh! What did you expect?

    Is this news?

    -Jeff
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    shellebelle
     

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    ROFLMAO it is news when you spend your days cut and pasting!

    Its a good thing Zeno's not afraid of those MEFs (oh wait he is) hmmm so apparently this form of cutting and pasting is as debilitating as old fashioned paste and fumes.

    Ahhhh for the old days! When your mom knew what you were up to by the smells now she has to listen for waves crashing!

    Hehehehehe

    Quote Braggi wrote: View Post
    Is that all? I'm surprised the disparities aren't greater. That said, I think this series is a great big Duh! What did you expect?

    Is this news?

    -Jeff
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote shellebelle wrote: View Post
    ROFLMAO it is news when you spend your days cut and pasting!

    Its a good thing Zeno's not afraid of those MEFs (oh wait he is) hmmm so apparently this form of cutting and pasting is as debilitating as old fashioned paste and fumes.
    MEFs = Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts???
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote Braggi wrote: View Post
    Is this news?
    Quote shellebelle wrote: View Post
    Hehehehehe
    You two could glean something from these two Victorian ladies who realized that, even though they heard nothing new, they still could learn something:

    A Puzzle:

    Two ladies, A and B, sitting opposite each other in a railway carriage, have dirty faces.

    Now you have to know that a lady blushes if and only if she knows her own face to be dirty. (This is the Victorian Era...)

    Neither of the ladies blushes until a clergyman enters the carriage and remarks that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face.

    Why will both ladies now blush after a moment, even though what the clergyman said is not news to them (they can see all the time that the other lady's face is dirty, and hence, that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face)?
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    shellebelle
     

    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    ROFLMAo

    Well I would assume the ladies are blushing because the clergy came without pants and a smudge of his own between the thighs!

    LOL Women always blush when they know where the other has been!

    Nasty coachman playing favorites!

    Quote Zeno Swijtink wrote: View Post
    You two could glean something from these two Victorian ladies who realized that, even though they heard nothing new, they still could learn something:
    A Puzzle:

    Two ladies, A and B, sitting opposite each other in a railway carriage, have dirty faces.

    Now you have to know that a lady blushes if and only if she knows her own face to be dirty. (This is the Victorian Era...)

    Neither of the ladies blushes until a clergyman enters the carriage and remarks that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face.

    Why will both ladies now blush after a moment, even though what the clergyman said is not news to them (they can see all the time that the other lady's face is dirty, and hence, that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face)?
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    I don't know, why do they blush after a moment? mindy

    Quote Zeno Swijtink wrote: View Post
    You two could glean something from these two Victorian ladies who realized that, even though they heard nothing new, they still could learn something:
    A Puzzle:

    Two ladies, A and B, sitting opposite each other in a railway carriage, have dirty faces.

    Now you have to know that a lady blushes if and only if she knows her own face to be dirty. (This is the Victorian Era...)

    Neither of the ladies blushes until a clergyman enters the carriage and remarks that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face.

    Why will both ladies now blush after a moment, even though what the clergyman said is not news to them (they can see all the time that the other lady's face is dirty, and hence, that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face)?
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote shellebelle wrote: View Post
    ROFLMAo

    Well I would assume the ladies are blushing because the clergy came without pants and a smudge of his own between the thighs! ...
    Funny, that's what I thought. The clergyman has his fly open.

    Zeno, I suppose it makes sense to quantify what we already know. Again, I'm surprised the disparity is so little. Perhaps it's nothing to worry about? Is that the bottom line of the study?

    -Jeff
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote Zeno Swijtink wrote: View Post
    You two could glean something from these two Victorian ladies who realized that, even though they heard nothing new, they still could learn something:
    A Puzzle:

    Two ladies, A and B, sitting opposite each other in a railway carriage, have dirty faces.

    Now you have to know that a lady blushes if and only if she knows her own face to be dirty. (This is the Victorian Era...)

    Neither of the ladies blushes until a clergyman enters the carriage and remarks that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face.

    Why will both ladies now blush after a moment, even though what the clergyman said is not news to them (they can see all the time that the other lady's face is dirty, and hence, that there is a lady in the carriage with a dirty face)?
    ”After a moment” is the clue . . .

    At first, each lady will assume there is nothing on her own face, and will not blush, because she can see the dirt on the other’s face, and assume that’s the dirt the clergyman was talking about. The “Aha!” moment comes for each when, for example, Lady A realizes Lady B is not blushing because Lady B has seen dirt on Lady A’s face; of course, when Lady A realizes there’s dirt on her own face, she blushes. The same thing happens for Lady B.

    After the ladies assist each other, they will turn to the clergyman and smite him unmercifully.
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    "HEALTH CRISIS"? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? If illegal aliens don't have any problems getting health care in the U.S.A., then WHY DO YOU?
    https://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008...n4000401.shtml

    There's not so much a "health crisis" in America as there are a lot of people who don't want to pay for their own care.

    But I've got a solution for you. Do what the illegal aliens do: Get a Matricula Consular card, even a fake one at that, create a fake identity, then go to an emergency room at any hospital and get treated with your fake ID, then have the bills sent to your fake address. Drift from hospital to hospital with your fake ID, getting treatment, then eventually throw it and get a new one and start over again. Para su salud.
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    Re: Causes, Solutions to America's Health Crisis

    Quote Reportanddeport wrote: View Post
    "HEALTH CRISIS"? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? If illegal aliens don't have any problems getting health care in the U.S.A., then WHY DO YOU?
    https://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008...n4000401.shtml

    There's not so much a "health crisis" in America as there are a lot of people who don't want to pay for their own care.

    But I've got a solution for you. Do what the illegal aliens do: Get a Matricula Consular card, even a fake one at that, create a fake identity, then go to an emergency room at any hospital and get treated with your fake ID, then have the bills sent to your fake address. Drift from hospital to hospital with your fake ID, getting treatment, then eventually throw it and get a new one and start over again. Para su salud.
    You paint to perfect road to a crisis! I wonder how you are dealing with your own health care costs?
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