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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

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ESCAPE FIRE:

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare – which is scheduled for release this Friday – October 5th (select theaters nationwide, On Demand and on iTunes)

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From Forbes review: http://goo.gl/ILSqd

The filmmakers were so captivated by Escape Fire story that they chose to name the film after it. From here it follows the traditional – and compelling documentary style of threaded narratives. These, in turn, highlight specific ways in which our healthcare system is a raging wildfire driven by perverse economic incentives. A few examples:

The cardiac patient who had 27 cardiac catherizations and more than 7 stents – without regard to her high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. The immersive lifestyle program pioneered by Dean Ornish for reversing heart disease – which took 16 years to be approved for medicare reimbursement.
The infantryman returning from a 9-month tour in Afghanistan (during which his platoon of 23 was reduced to 8) clearly coming to grips with a new enemy – PTSD
The primary care physician who’s frustrated by the constant demands to “increase her productivity”

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Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

An Australian's cross country tour of American obesity, diet and its health implications.  Joe Cross fasts from processed food and consumes juices only for 60 days, to counter obesity and chronic urticaria.  He interviews Americans of all stripes across the nation.  They acknowledge the impact they are currently experiencing from obesity and understand the role diet plays but uniformly say that there is no way they will or can change ("I like Spam").  The argument that we need to change from 5% plant based diet to 100%  will inform the viewer and hopefully make an impact.  Check out the trailer.  Available on Netflix.

 

For the cynics who watch the film and wonder if the featured character Phil Staples maintained the weight loss after the film, here's the 3 year post production follow-up:

http://culturemob.com/what-happened-to-fan-favorite-phil-staples-after-the-film-fat-sick-and-nearly-dead

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