My six children have grown up in a vastly different world than the one I did.
In my day, if I wanted to reach a friend, I had to make a phone call, and if my friend wasn’t home, I had to patiently wait for her to call back. Conversely, my children have always had instant access to friends via text messaging and email, as well as media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
If I was assigned a research paper, I had to visit the school library and comb through various books and encyclopedias. For my children, search engines like Google and Yahoo provide them instant information right at their fingertips.
That has produced a desire for instant results, and we already are seeing millennials change how the world works. Health care is no exception.
One of our feature stories this month delves into the expectations millennials have for the health-care industry. They want increased technical innovation, faster delivery of care, same-day appointments, competitive pricing, and a shift toward consumer-oriented services. I think we’ll be seeing a big swing in the way medical care is delivered in the future.
I’m really excited about this issue because it features some other interesting topics. You can learn about the effects of cannabis on your brain, teen suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide, and whether homeopathy is effective. You’ll also read about a heroic war veteran who ultimately fulfilled a promise to God that he made while spending 15 grueling days behind enemy lines.
I hope everybody has a healthy and happy April.