'Tis the season for gratitude and here at QualityHealth, we're truly grateful for all the kindness, goodwill, and cheer you've shown us throughout the year. From emailing us your most pressing health questions to providing support in our forums and sharing your personal stories of survival, you have not only enabled us to fulfill our mission of empowering consumers to play an active role in their own wellness, but also inspired millions of QualityHealth readers to improve their lives for the better. And what could be a greater blessing than that?

Finally, the holidays are a season for new beginnings. Many of the readers who've opened their hearts and shared their stories have also expressed a host of opinions on everything from universal health care to stem cell research. As we embark on 2008, we want to hear your predictions on the following health issues:
· Will Americans have universal health care?
· Will obesity among children be reduced?
· Will healthy lifestyles become more important to the general public?
· Will we become more considerate and caring to one another?

We also want to hear about your health priorities. Which of the following should lawmakers increase spending for?
· Prevention and wellness programs.
· Chronic disease-management programs.
· Electronic medical records.
· Stem cell research.
· Research for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
· Other (please indicate).

Email us your thoughts at 2008Predictions@qualityhealth.com, and we will pass on your anonymous responses to Congress and the Center for Medicare Services. (For more information about our commitment to protecting your privacy, please refer to our Privacy Policy.)

It's our pleasure to bring you QualityHealth. Again, we send you our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.