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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Healthy Boomers

Much has been written on the aging of the Baby Boom generation and their expected impact on healthcare. But a new report from the Census Bureau suggests that Boomers will remain healthy as they age... mitigating the demand placed on hospitals, physicians and nurses.

The product of affluence and education, Boomers in general have had the benefit of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices throughout their lives. Instead of treating chronic illnesses, healthcare professionals might find themselves serving seniors through wellness and fitness centers, working to prevent the onset of chronic conditions.

Source: Hospital Impact