To the Editor:

Dr. Lechtenberg informs on various reasons for the downturn in life expectancy, but the one that deserves the most attention in my opinion is the most controllable by most of us: living a healthier lifestyle.

Our medical system can and does work miracles – one major goal is to reduce this need by taking care of ourselves. For fear of offending, too many influential people and institutions no longer preach this truth, and the devastating consequences for millions of citizens worsen by the day.

Who can fix this? For most of us, just take a look in the mirror.

Bill Gardella


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