It’s amazing the kind of medical diagnoses and treatment systems currently available for helping people who are dealing with illness. The range of systems available would once be considered part of the realm of science fiction, like those seen in a 1960s episode of “Star Trek,” but the fact is that today we take things like pacs medical imaging software and MRIs almost for granted. We are truly in a brave new world of medical treatment, and all of this is paying off immensely in the way people’s health is being improved.
Longer, More Active Lives
Just decades ago the human life span was shorter than it is now, and the infant mortality rate was high as well. The advances in treatment through greater means of early diagnosis and treatment means that people are now able to live much longer and much more active lives. Advances in treatment for heart disease and cancer have made a huge impact in how people are able to live longer, and the ability to replace hips, knees and joints has made it much easier for people to stay active and more athletic for the long term.
It’s stunning to think that a century ago the main means of diagnosis for a doctor was a physical examination with a stethoscope and a tongue depressor and thermometer. Just decades ago, a major health scare like a heart attack or cancer was considered a sure death sentence, but today, with greater options in treatment and breakthroughs in the understanding of holistic healing as well, people’s lives are being transformed on many levels. We have indeed come a long way in medical advances, and as things advance, there’s no doubt that even more breakthroughs are on the horizon. Yes, life is meant to be lived and lived well, and with more advances in our understanding of health and medicine, there’s no doubt we can continue to live our best lives.