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Healthcare and Daniel in the Lion's Den

August 17, 2009

I'm not arguing that physicians don't want reform. The AMA has endorsed it. But I don't hear doctors promoting what the public actually needs. A story this week announced a study from Columbia University in which older patients reduced the risk of Alzheimer's by more than half if they exercised and ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetables instead of red meat. If you didn't peruse the health section of the New York Times, you probably didn't read the story. You were far more likely to read about "death panels," government committees that President Obama wants to empower to decide who lives and dies by rationing out expensive procedures and last-minute attempts at resuscitation.

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