By Catherine Frompovich
There comes a time in everyone’s consciousness and life when one realizes that too many things are going off beam and that life is becoming more problematic day by day, especially now when it comes to our health, which probably is our most valued personal possession, and which seems to be undermined in various and sundry ways and fashions.
Let’s examine some of the medical ‘fashions’ for starters, since most healthcare consumers think that those professionals wearing white coats topped with stethoscopes really know what they are talking about.
White Coats and Cigarettes
First, and foremost, I’d like to remind everyone that MDs were proud to recommend Camels cigarettes as the brand most doctors preferred and smoked. Don’t believe me; check out this advertisement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCMzjJjuxQI. Now, let’s just try to consider what damage that did to those who smoked in the 1950s because they thought since doctors preferred Camels, then that brand of cigarettes—if not all cigarettes—were ‘safe’ to smoke. Nothing could have been further from the facts, and we probably have doctors and the tobacco industry to thank for the increase of heart disease and cancers today.
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