The Irrefutable Key to Battling America’s No. 1 Killers (Infographic)

Want more time and money? Practicing preventative health care gives you both. Conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease mean costly doctor’s appointments, surgeries and medicines — not to mention the awful time spent feeling ill. When 7 out of 10 Americans spend their money dealing with chronic and (almost always) preventable diseases, the solution is simple: don’t treat disease, avoid it. Read below for more detailed information revealing the extent of our preventable disease crisis.

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The Importance of Preventative Health Care Infographic | Saint Peters University Online

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Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson2 years ago

Too little too late!

Steve McCrea
Steve McCrea2 years ago

I must correct myself. The medication side effects killed less than half of the victims, with over 100,00 killed in this way. Hospital infections were second at over 80,000 deaths, out of a total of 225,000 deaths caused by our medical system. The vast majority of this information comes from hospital data, so according to the author of the article, this is actually an UNDERSTATEMENT of the damage our medical care system is doing to us.

We should all do lots of research before taking any prescription drug, both into alternatives and into side effects, and should choose effective alternatives whenever we can. Too many drugs are literally killing us.

---- Steve

Lynn C.
Lynn C.2 years ago


Kamia T.
Kamia T.2 years ago

I've found that I got healthier through naturopathic and holistic treatment, and much unhealthier from much of what traditional medicine had to offer. So, thank you, I'll stay away from unneeded tests that find things they can sell me.

Steve McCrea
Steve McCrea2 years ago

Good graphic. Unfortunately, the Infographic does not mention one of the top three causes of death in America, which is highly avoidable in most cases: medical issues caused by RECEIVING medical care. Believe it or not, in the year 2000, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified medical care causing over 200,000 deaths per year, putting it behind only heart disease and cancer as killers of US residents. Well over half of these were caused not by doctor error, but by side effects of properly prescribed and properly administered medication. Infections received at hospitals were the second most common cause. There is nothing to indicate that this trend has not continued, as medical drug use continues to climb, and and antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be created by our short-sighted national policies.

So in addition to preventative measures, avoiding or minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals appears to be a very important part of maintaining health, as well as staying as far away from hospitals as we can safely manage. While some pharmaceuticals can be absolutely essential and life-saving, it seems clear that many of the drugs we are taking are making us worse rather than better. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, it looks like the least possible intervention is the best intervention.

---- Steve

Katie K.
Katie K.2 years ago

It all comes down to common sense and don't run to the doctor every time you get a twinge or two.

Natasha Salgado
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Donna F.
Donna F.2 years ago


Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

Change our lifestyle and diet