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Modern medicine, as we know it, is only 30-40 years old. Indeed, it's only been in the last few decades that we've witnessed such strides modern medical technological advancements. We literally hover on the brink of curing genetic diseases, even unlocking the mystery of the origin of life itself. In fact, we now stand poised on the newest frontier - the creation of life. Yet, in spite of these so-called modern medical miracles, epidemics continue to ravish parts of the world while other parts struggle with the rising incidence of chronic, debilitating diseases. We have new diseases our ancestors never heard before, like AIDS. Then there's Anthrax, another health crisis we're just now trying to understand. We are beset with conflicting scientific research, as well as diversity in cultural medicine. We've moved from a time when doctors were once considered demigods into a 21st century that demands proactive involvement in one's health.


As a 25-year cancer survivor and daughter of cardiologist, Dr. William K. Nasser, a survivor of three open heart surgeries and a liver transplant, I know all too well how easy it is to take your health for granted. After a year of harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatment that left me bald and emaciated from relentless episodes of gut-wrenching vomiting, however, I will never take my health for granted again. However, as a television news anchor and medical reporter, I also know this can be easier said than done. Skyrocketing healthcare costs, managed care, and an ever-changing healthcare industry has dramatically altered the practice of medicine, making it more important than ever to take charge of your own personal health and wellness journey now before its too late. But where do you start?


For the average person, navigating through the portals of modern medicine and the maze of conflicting health information can be very confusing even dangerous. Not everyone can distinguish accurate health information from propaganda based on the desire to sell a product, which is why Healthy was created. Our mission is to provide public health education that helps you become a better, more informed consumer in the healthcare decision-making process. We feature health experts and medical professionals in each Healthy Livint TV show, radio show, magazine, and on our Website, but we want to hear from you. E-mail me your thoughts on today's ever-changing healthcare industry at

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