America is the epicenter of a world-wide plague; an epidemic of nutritional illnesses that threatens everyone, especially children.
Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are rampant in this new, brave new world.
And when you add cancer, drug addiction and mental dyfunctions, it is obvious that we as a nation have taken a wrong turn.
Childhood in America should now come with a Black Box Warning, the kind that's on the label of drugs.
And in this case, it is the act of growing up in America that poses the danger.
Growing up in America is a very unhealthy prospect.
Mass murders at school, smartdevice addictions, sedentary values, the rapid rise in heroin use, eating and attention deficit disorders.
Kids have it real though.
Someone needs to stop the madness. Here's one place to start
The unmitigated freedom afforded businesses to undermine the health of our children is a constitutional scandal.
They have perverted out precious freedoms into a rubber stamp of their outrageous methods and products.
The madness must stop.
Being sick is the norm for people who don't exercise.
Exercise,hard, physical activity. It's the only cure for them and every doctor knows it.
It's the only hope of ending this plague.
Schools and businesses need to put less emphasis on efficiency and academic excellence and start using health and fitness as criteria for advancement.
By making kids exercise, schools will be improving children's health and by requiring workers to exercise, businesses will be lowering the costs of their care.
Politicians and health-care professionals can argue all they want about how to best pay for medical treatment but the fact remains, better risk management won't improve the health of Americans.
Only exercise can do that.
Ill-Americans are a growing concern because treating them is a burden not even a healthy economy could carry.
This nation needs to dismantle the assembly-line machinery that creates unhealthy people.
We need to prevent kids from becoming ill teenagers and then on to sick young-adults.
It doesn't look like we are doing a very good job of it.
Reforming health-care may have been a long, overdue necessity, but in the long-run, even universal coverage won't make people healthier.
It will at least make being ill, more humane. But tast is not going to get this nation off of the fiscal cliff that caring for ill people has put us on. Unless we decide to allow people to choose to die, the costs of extending life by even six months is astronomical and unsustainable.
And as technology improves, the health care system will extend ill-life even longer.
The businesses, whose business is to manufacture, market and distribute unhealthy foods must be made to stop. Behavior that led to their consumption must be altered. As long as businesses are permitted to target unprotected children for attack, children will continue to grow ill.
All is not lost, other businesses will make and deliver treatments for the ill.
Uber for the ill!
These businesses will flourish and their lobbyists will help expand medical entitlement even more.
Relying on accountants to improve the health of Americans is doomed to fail.
Notwithstanding the many medical miracles performed by brilliant doctors, there is very little hope for the chronically ill.
We need to protect children.
They and the not-yet born Americans are the ones that need our attention.
They are the future and we have ruined it for them.
Living a typical American life is an early death sentence.
Like they said about cigarettes decades ago 'the only product that kills you when used as directed', childhood in America is a crap-shoot. Some make it, most don't.
Staying healthy during childhood is essential to long-term health.
Those that make it to adulthood in good health will need to keep exercising and eating well.
Those that succumb to sedentary pressures like work, bills and family, and stop exercising, will at the least, age more rapidly. Those are the lucky ones.
The ill will either have to change their life or they will die. Billions of health-care dollars to extend life for six months. That will be a thing of the past. America is headed for some real draconian measures or ninety percent tax brackets.
My advice is not to become a victim of this plague.
Prevention is based on eliminating medical malfeasance by avoiding behavior based on excessive consumption.
The one, overriding message to young people is, stay healthy.