November 25 2012

A Post-Thanksgiving Sampler from the Feds

Vicki E. Alger

Just when you thought government couldn’t get any sillier, CNSNews.com’s Susan Jones compiled a list of sage advice about the Thanksgiving holiday compliments of Uncle Sam. Here’s my favorite:

Surgeon-General Regina Benjamin has declared Thanksgiving to be the nation's ninth annual Family Health History Day: "An important step in prevention and wellness is learning about health conditions in our families that may put us at increased risk for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, mental illness and many others. … On this Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you and your family will take a few minutes to create a family health portrait,” Benjamin said.  “Learning your family’s health history can be an enjoyable way to invest in the future of your health and your family’s health.”

Enjoyable?

Other gems include the Department of Transportation’s admonition against driving like a maniac, the FDA urges us not to poison children by leaving medicine within their reach, and a government website is out there to help us cope with Black Friday.

Can’t wait to find out what the government says our New Year’s resolutions should be.

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