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1.14.9: End-of-Chapter Material

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    Key takeaways for this Chapter
    • We are living much longer.
    • You can easily be tricked by health fraud, so it is important to be a critical consumer of health information.
    • The U.S. does not have universal healthcare, so it is important that you ensure you have healthcare either through employment, by purchasing your own insurance, or through government programs.
    • Both western and eastern medicine can be helpful depending on your health status and goals.
    • As you age, be aware of changes to your mind and body.
    • Aging is highly dependent on your lifestyle choices.
    • It is important to start planning for end of life to ensure your wishes are known.
    • Plan for retirement early in your employment career to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to meet your retirement goals.

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