There are plenty of reasons to be grateful for living in 2021 rather than at any other point in history (even if it doesn’t always feel like it). For starters, we’re a lot healthier than at any other point in modern history. There have been giant strides forward made in the world of healthcare over the past few decades, and it’s only getting better, too. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the key reasons why healthcare continues to improve.
The standards rise with each passing generation. Compared to most other times in history, the standards of healthcare are extremely high. We know that we should drink clean water. Washing our hands is commonplace. We understand the link between certain substances and foods and poor health, in a more concrete way. We take these things for granted, but they weren’t always there.
In the past, you’d know that you had a medical problem when the symptoms had become obvious. Today, thanks to companies such as Genesis Diagnostics, testing allows conditions to be caught at the earliest stage. And of course, the earlier a condition is identified, the greater the chance that treatment will be successful. Nobody wants to learn that they’ve got a medical problem, but if you’re going to receive that information, you want it to be when there’s something you can do something about it.
If you ever want to feel grateful that you live today, and not in the past, then just take a look at the medical procedures that they used to carry out in the olden days. They were often more life threatening than the condition they intended to treat. While the standards of training, and thus treatments have been improved, the thing that we should probably celebrate most is the arrival of anesthesia. Think of any time you’ve had surgery in the past…and now imagine that you were awake for the whole procedure. With access to knowledge means greater knowledge to be at our healthiest best.