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Simple Things to Save Your Life

November 7, 2013 by Suraj Patel

 

“What simple thing would you do to save your life?”  Dr. Eric G. Bing, Senior Fellow and Director of Global Health at the Bush Institute, posed this question to over 500 people at the Dallas City Performance Center for TEDxSMU 2013.  He captivated the audience with a gripping story of how he came to realize the full impact of simple things, a story that eventually led him to the Bush Institute. 

With examples from around the world, he showed how innovative technologies and business solutions are beginning to save millions of lives in some of the poorest places on earth.  He described how the Bush Institute is helping  save women from cervical and breast cancer with simple life-saving solutions through the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative.   

So, what simple thing would you do to save your life?  Perhaps you want to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by losing weight (commit to walk 10 more minutes and eat one more piece of fruit each day).  Perhaps you want to reduce your risk of cervical cancer (commit to a regular medical check-up and recommended health screenings).  Perhaps you might like to start by just watching Dr. Bing’s inspiring TEDx talk.  And if you’re inspired to make a simple change, inspire us all by posting it on Facebook or on Twitter and use #simple4life.

Inspire us with simple things!  

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