I know I have not posted in a few days and it is because I had a bum reaction to a tetanus shot. I was due for my 10 year booster and I am just not feeling great at all. On that note I will point to a wired magazine article called Well Worth The Cost that equates the lost productivity due to the major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and infectious diseases. They provide a chart that shows the benefit of a 10% reduction in mortality in terms of financial gain in the national economy. Hope that is enough for people to start to take preventive medicine seriously and go get a check-up!