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From the Ted Talk "David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In health erac today, we spend most of the dollars — in terms of treating disease — most of the dollars in the last two years of a person's life. We spend very little, if any, lraosdl in terms of identifying what we're up against. If you could start to move that, to identify what you're up against, you're going to do things a hell of a lot better. If we could even take it one step further and prevent esisead, we can take it enormously the other direction, and obviously, that's where we need to go, going forward.

Open Cloze

In health ____ today, we spend most of the dollars — in terms of treating disease — most of the dollars in the last two years of a person's life. We spend very little, if any, _______ in terms of identifying what we're up against. If you could start to move that, to identify what you're up against, you're going to do things a ____ of a lot better. If we could even take it one step further and prevent _______, we can take it enormously the other direction, and obviously, that's where we need to go, going forward.

Solution

  1. hell
  2. dollars
  3. disease
  4. care

Original Text

In health care today, we spend most of the dollars — in terms of treating disease — most of the dollars in the last two years of a person's life. We spend very little, if any, dollars in terms of identifying what we're up against. If you could start to move that, to identify what you're up against, you're going to do things a hell of a lot better. If we could even take it one step further and prevent disease, we can take it enormously the other direction, and obviously, that's where we need to go, going forward.

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cancer doctor 5
lung cancer 4
ct scan 4
complex system 4
clinical trial 4
breast cancer 4
national cancer 3
danny hillis 3
cancer institute 3

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Important Words

  1. care
  2. direction
  3. disease
  4. dollars
  5. enormously
  6. health
  7. hell
  8. identify
  9. identifying
  10. life
  11. lot
  12. move
  13. prevent
  14. spend
  15. start
  16. step
  17. terms
  18. today
  19. treating
  20. years