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May 23, 2016 The Hill By: Kenneth Thorpe    One of the nation's largest Medicare contractors just decided that it won't cover a proven new heart monitor that tracks signs of heart failure. That's terrible news for millions of Americans suffering from cardiac disease. It
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May 23,2016
May 18, 2016 Morning Consultant  Helen Durkin    When the presidential candidates are challenged with voter questions on how they’ll drive down the cost of healthcare, the word “prevention” should pop right out. Personal tales of heavy premiums, rising
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May 18,2016
Commentary: Costs of chronic diseases are skyrocketing
Elko Daily Free Press Bernice Martin Mathews May 11, 2016   Here’s are some hard, cold facts that should affect how all of us think about the current political season and the decisions we’ll make in November. If we do not do something now about the costly chronic disease
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May 11,2016
New National Data Shows: The Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in America is $42 Trillion.
More than 190 million Americans, or about 59 percent of the population, are affected by one or more chronic diseases. Having one chronic condition can increase the risk of developing another.  Without change, the number of people with three or more chronic diseases is expected to increase to
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Apr 19,2016
FACT: Healthy Behavior and Better Treatment Critical to Lowering Health Care Costs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      New research uncovers potential for 16 million saved lives, $6.3 trillion in savings Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2016) The impact of chronic disease ripples throughout each state across the country. New research commissioned by the Partnership to
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Apr 18,2016
Overview of new research on the burden of chronic disease in the next 15 years
Chronic diseases impose substantial clinical and economic burden on the United States. New research commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease shows that, over the next 15 years, continuing investment in the promotion of healthy behaviors and development of better treatments for
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Apr 13,2016
One View: Candidates must address health policy questions
Think about the people who live on your street or apartment building, the people you see every day. According to the averages, the majority of them – 54 percent of Nevadans according to federal stats – have at least one serious chronic disease like cancer, diabetes, stroke or heart
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Apr 12,2016
The Unsung Success of a Diabetes Prevention Program
The New York Times Aaron E. Carroll  March 30, 2016 More than 86 million people, including 22 million people 65 or older, have pre-diabetes, which increases their risk of heart disease, strokes or diabetes. As we’ve watched that number grow, it has somehow felt that despite
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Mar 30,2016
How will you fight the rise of chronic illness?
March 23, 2016  The Gazette  By: Jim Henter   Many political analysts are describing this year’s election as a crossroads moment. You can make a case that this is true on a number of issues, from the Supreme Court to foreign policy to the environment. It’s important
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Mar 23,2016
Adverse effects of chronic disease ripple through economy
March 23, 2016 The Business Record  By: Business Record Staff   America's health care spending cannot be addressed without giving serious attention to chronic disease and its impact on our entire population and the economy, according to a new white paper released today by the
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Mar 23,2016