The Wall Street Journal lets us know that due in great part to government meddling, we have something of a shortage of doctors, especially those in primary care. So if you need help holding to that resolution to eat better or exercise more, there you go. H/T Cold Fusion Guy.
Want to reduce your likelihood of sickness even more? Mr. D. links to a neat AP story about how Norway greatly reduced infections; they stopped overprescribing antibiotics and (this isn't emphasized nearly as much as it should be in the article!) those who do become infected are isolated.
In other words, the old quarantine, long out of favor here, but the fact remains that you don't get illnesses from people with whom you don't make contact. Along the same lines, maybe it's time to consider the idea that if we're worried about communicable diseases, maybe encouraging people to congregate in ever larger numbers at work, school, and elsewhere might not be the right idea.
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