Monday, June 15, 2009

Speaking of Anatomy...

More than half of Britons surveyed could not point out the location of the human heart on a diagram, according to this article from CNN.  Even more failed to identify the shape of the lungs.  Meanwhile, KeepBreathing just posted about patient who had no idea what an artery was.

It's not like we're talking about finding Qatar on a map or anything - this is basic health education.  It's great that the healthcare debate is addressing cost and insurance issues, but it should be equally important for people to possess at least a rudimentary understanding of their bodies in order to take ownership of their health.

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