An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Imagine how healthy America (and the world) would be if we all avoided the seven deadly sins. The accompanying image depicts the rash of secondary syphilis.
Pride leadeth to depression and weight medication,
Envy yearneth for facelifts and hair transplantation.
Gluttony causeth obesity and drunken disease,
Lust resulteth in pregnancy and dread STDs.
Anger yieldeth angina and stress ulceration,
Greed assureth anxiety and much agitation.
Sloth alloweth unfitness through excessive rest –
Abstain from these sins, and you’ll be at your best.
Copyright © 2010 Cynthia J. Koelker, MD