Health Care Reform

Posted by Jim Tuggey on October 8th, 2009 — Posted in General

We need to emphasize that the current health care debate seems to ignore the fact that medicine is moving in the direction of focusing on older, more active people.

When new medical techniques are coupled with the “Nano-Technolgy” that is already underway, they guarantee a population that will live longer and healthier and be productive far beyond all current thinking.

It is a fact that yesterday’s retirement age has been projected at least twenty or more years longer than our own parents would ever believe. I’ve read studies that predict life spans out to 110 years old.

We need to get Proton Therapy recognized and implemented and through the IRON gates erected by the current medical profession. I detest the thought that if we don’t have it, then it must be worthless, an attitude demonstrated continually by some members of the medical profession. The Urologist who told one of my friends that the Proton was “Witchcraft” needs to be called to the carpet.


Comment by Steven Luan

Jim, I am for your statement and plan to work healthily until I am 80:-)

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Comment by vanderkerken

Nice site, but what is this Protontherapy? is this external radiotherapy?

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Comment by Barney Dotson

Proton is external radiation, but uses particles (positively charged) instead of photons, as with traditional external beam xrays. They are able to deposit the energy of the proton more accurately than that of the photon, ie in the prostate hopefully! From what I have been able to learn, in theory, there is less exposure of tissue beyond the prostate compared to xray photons, but still some exposure to tissue before entering the prostate. Jim, does this jive with what you know?

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

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Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

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