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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Bad News Double Whammy 

Mississippi is not a very healthy place to live. It's ranked very low (last?) in many health and healthcare demographics relative to other States, among other things. Today, we learn that if you have HIV/AIDS in Mississippi, you are in even bigger trouble: the state's new Medicaid policy limits prescription coverage to two name-brand drugs, HIV care requires at least three.

One of the reasons Mississippi has so many health problems is that it is very poor, and poor people can't afford healthy food or 'lifestyle' diets, like South Beach. While I'm not a great fan of low-carbing, that type of diet just got a major boost: high carbohydrate intake seems to be related to increased glaucoma risk. Not a surprise, since high-carb diets are a risk factor for diabetes which is a risk factor for glaucoma. D'oh, ya'll.

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