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Causes and Cures: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Vs. Tiredness
January 6, 2015Guest blog by Lynn BronsonAre you tired all of the time? Do you struggle to make through the day without 10 cups of coffee, a nap, and lots of sugar? You’re not alone. Millions of people all over the world suffer with this chronic fatigue feeling, but few make a conscious choice to...
Jan 13, 2015
PFCD to Develop National Blueprint to Tackle Chronic Disease in India
In India, the rapid rise of the impact of chronic diseases has become a serious public health issue. According to the World health Organization (WHO) chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 60 % of all deaths in India. It is expected that with the progressive rise in chronic disease...
Jan 01, 2015
Some healthcare news and views…
December 12, 2014Results were released last week from a Pfizer and Cancer and Careers survey done with Harris Poll. The online surveys were conducted from June 9-23, 2014 and survey data underscore the messages highlighted in the recent event (Cancer and Employment: Managing Work During a Health...
Dec 17, 2014
Knowledge Carries the Power of Prevention
November 19, 2014During National Diabetes Month this November there are many ominous statistics being highlighted about this debilitating and costly chronic disease, as well as the coexisting conditions that too often come along with it. Perhaps most startling, of the 29.1 million Americans living...
Nov 19, 2014
Family Caregivers: Unsung Heroes of Healthcare in America
With 84 percent of U.S. healthcare dollars going towards treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity, it is important to understand that these conditions not only affect the individual living with disease but his or her caregiver(s), as well. And as our...
Nov 06, 2014
CMS Announces Win-Win to the Tune of $840 Million
Called the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, HHS will make investments to successful applicants over the next four years in support of approximately 150,000 clinicians. The initiative will continue the carrying out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and with a combination of communications...
Oct 25, 2014
Obesity Medicine: Increasingly Valuable in Healthcare and Innovation
October 6, 2014Guest blog by: Dana Brittan, MBA Executive Director, American Board of Obesity MedicineWhat is an Obesity Medicine Physician?An obesity medicine physician is a physician with expertise in the sub-specialty of obesity medicine. This sub-specialty requires competency in and a...
Oct 10, 2014
The Importance of Mesothelioma Awareness and Research
What would you do if your doctor said you have a rare and aggressive form of cancer they are not familiar with diagnosing or treating and you only have a few months to live?Unfortunately, close to 3,000 people in the U.S. face this reality every year.Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer primarily...
Sep 11, 2014
Glioblastomas: What You Need to Know About Aggressive Brain Tumors
August 28, 2014Guest blog by Amy KimberA diagnosis of the Glioblastoma multiforme type of brain cancer is especially devastating. It’s also the most common and aggressive brain tumor in adults that just happens to be difficult to impossible to remove. Because the tumor cells invade surrounding...
Aug 28, 2014
Scrutinizing Adherence Must Not Be Short Sighted
August 11, 2014Considering how critical taking medications as prescribed is to managing chronic diseases effectively, it should be no surprise that improving patient adherence to medicines can deliver great value. This truth makes the conclusions of an article in Health Affairs’ about declining...
Aug 14, 2014

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