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Vladimyr Jean-Pierre, DPT, BHS, CHC
Admiral Health
Dec 08, 2021
In Questions & Answers
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institute of Health (NIH), is stepping down, but during a recent interview with NPR he was asked the follow question and he provided the following among other answers: Q: "Let's step back from the pandemic. In your 12 years as director, the NIH has worked on developing cures and getting them from the lab to patients faster, and the agency's budget has grown. But, in that time, Americans haven't, on a broader scale, gotten healthier. They're sicker than people in other countries across the board, all races and incomes. When you were sworn in in 2009, life expectancy was 78.4 years, and it's been essentially stuck there. Does it bother you that there haven't been more gains? And what role should NIH play in understanding these trends and trying to turn them around?" Dr. Collins: "We don't have a very healthy lifestyle in our nation. Particularly with obesity and diabetes, those risk factors have been getting worse instead of better... On top of that, the other main reason for seeing a drop in life expectancy — other than obesity and COVID — is the opioid crisis. We at NIH are working as fast and as hard as we can to address that by trying to both identify better ways to prevent and treat drug addiction, but also to come up with treatments for chronic pain that are not addictive, because those 25 million people who suffer from chronic pain every day deserve something better than a drug that is going to be harmful." You may listen to or read the entire interview here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/07/1061940326/the-nih-director-on-why-americans-arent-getting-healthier-despite-medical-advanc Opine. What are your thoughts? Please share.
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Vladimyr Jean-Pierre, DPT, BHS, CHC
Admiral Health
Dec 08, 2021
In General Discussion
According to a landmark Meta-analysis (highest level of research study) out of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015, an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat, bacon among others, causes cancer. Consider this old Q&A from the WHO: https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/cancer-carcinogenicity-of-the-consumption-of-red-meat-and-processed-meat We find the statements: "There is convincing evidence that the agent causes cancer. The evaluation is usually based on epidemiological studies showing the development of cancer in exposed humans." "800 different studies on cancer in humans (some studies provided data on both types of meat; in total more than 700 epidemiological studies provided data on red meat and more than 400 epidemiological studies provided data on processed meat)." Opine. What are your thoughts? Please share.
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Vladimyr Jean-Pierre, DPT, BHS, CHC
Admiral Health
Nov 10, 2021
In General Discussion
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Nov 10, 2021
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Nov 10, 2021
In General Discussion
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