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Millions of Hearts Tied Up in Ribbons
February 4, 2015With today being World Cancer Day, right at the start of annual American Heart Month, it would be difficult not to feel overcome by the millions of Americans struggling daily with debilitating and costly chronic health conditions. Together, cancer and heart disease impact nearly...
Feb 05, 2015
Consumer experience: finding information on Exchange Plans
For all consumers, but particularly for people with chronic diseases, having good healthcare coverage is critically important.  People need affordable access to recommend: > preventive care to avoid disease onset; > screenings to catch problems early; > treatment to prevent disease...
Jan 29, 2015
Finding Information in Healthcare Exchanges
January 28, 2015It’s an understatement to say that the Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment process is going smoother this year than it did at this same time in 2013. In contrast to last year’s seemingly endless healthcare.gov website difficulties, the open enrollment period saw nearly...
Jan 29, 2015
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

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