Both science and technology have a profound influence on our health and wellbeing. This blog monitors trends in health from a holistic perspective, weaving mind, body and spirit into the emerging technological and scientific advancements that potentially affect the future of health. In particular it looks at trends in genomic science and what it means for the future of personalized medicine.
Genes, diet, and most of all access to good healthcare all contribute to the poor ranking of the US in life expectancy- number 36 according the United Nations, and number 50 from CIA factbook estimations. We spend far more than any other country on healthcare but there is so much disparity in quality and access that one person may die of a highly treatable condition while another exists for years on rounds and round of expensive cancer therapies with a very low quality of life. How we let this stand is an interesting question and perhaps relates to the 'haves' being the ones with the voice, but not realizing the plight of the 'have-nots'. Any comments on why we are not up in arms about these statistics?