Michael Merrigan - Missouri State University. Springfield, MO, US

Michael Merrigan Michael Merrigan

Clinical Professor, Management | Missouri State University

Springfield, MO, US

Michael Merrigan is a management expert who focuses on the healthcare sector.

It's up to us to make America healthy again

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Health care costs continue to rise in the U.S. despite a number of approaches in government policy and the marketplace to control them during the last decade. One of the main reasons is due to the increase in unhealthy trends among our population such as chronic diseases.

As the saying goes, 'Prevention is better than cure.' Instead of trying to figure out how we pay for "sick care," we should focus more on preventing it in the first place by making a conscious effort to take care of our own health and trying to achieve the six "normals.” Coined by Cleveland Clinic, this involves having normal measures in these six areas: (1) low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol at

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We can make america healthy again

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