Modern medicine is what I am thankful for today. As frustrating as the issue of healthcare has become, I am still thankful for medical science, the diagnostic procedures and the biochemical "magic" we have today, saving countless lives and improving the quality of lives even when cures of some afflictions have yet to be discovered.
A century ago, tuberculosis, pneumonia and influenza were the great enemies of humankind and could strike anyone regardless of age and relative health. Today, these diseases are far less threatening, and that threat is isolated more to smaller groups. Cancer and heart disease are our health risks today, but because of modern medicine, the danger is far more about our choices than being a random victim.
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