There is an interesting paradox taking place now in American life. Due to exponential technological progress within the medical field, and complementary health centers, i.e. alternative cancer clinics, people are being diagnosed earlier for both chronic and acute illnesses, offered access to aggressive western medical interventions, and are more likely to survive diseases that would have been death sentences just 10 years ago.
Right now, a myriad of illnesses and long misdiagnosed autoimmune syndromes are being identified and treated with more expediency. Moreover, life expectancy, according to IMF’s April, 2012 Globancial Stability Report, continues to increase at a steady rate. This seems like good news. However, the actual quality of life experienced by many in the U.S. has decreased ove