Aging baby boomers want to live active lives, require innovations in medical treatment

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  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2013 11:49 a.m.

    The national budget is able to pay for only a finite number of these surgeries and treatments. Don't call it rationing, but do call it reality.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 15, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    Heredity is part of that equation and also doctors do make money in the process. Many were active and shoulders are part of activity and jobs usually for men required use of those parts of their bodies, routinely. Joints, tendons and other parts just wear out depending on the person. Running does good things for the heart, circulation and overall body care but the joints and results of jarring also have effects on those that have hereditary problems and not just the intake of bad substances or inactivity.

    Our brains have been filled with much more than our parents had injected into their minds. Many of them worked and exercised but just not in a gym. Fortunately, most of them were Spartans that enjoyed that type of activity and they spent their time on the welfare farms and their own farms using every muscle in their body all the time, even after "retirement" as farming didn't stop except if they went on a mission. People in some countries, due to their medical plans don't get the option of being given a second chance as they end up on the list of non-approval due to socialism.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    April 15, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    If people were just more active all along, most wouldn't be needing joint replacements or other orthopedic interventions. Simple lifestyle changes followed early in life would prevent many of the surgeries people seek as they age, lifestyle changes that take discipline in our eating habits and activity levels, something few people seem to have.