“It’s Just Life”

The United States isn’t the only country that is burdened with too much medicine (and subsequent out-of-control health care costs).

I belong to a network of health care professionals around the world who are having a dialogue about overscreening, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and what to do about it.

A physician from Spain shared this amusing YouTube video, “Así es la Vida” (It’s Just Life):

The subtitles are in English, but I had to translate for myself the words on the “prescription” box of medicine given to each patient:

No little pill can solve the reality that you’re not sick.

Haha, so true.

I’ve posted before about how our society seeks to “medicalize” every aspect of aging or emotion, such as hair loss, weight gain, hot flashes, sadness, etc. Why? Because then they can sell us something.

I applaud this Spanish medical school’s attempt to educate with singing, dancing and a little humor.

Es muy bueno!

Slainte,

Frugal Nurse

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