According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans, and total costs for health care, long-term care, and hospice for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are estimated to be $236 billion. Further, approximately... Explore this issue

According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. With 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children impacted by arthritis, there is also a high likelihood that many struggling with arthritis are also... Explore this issue

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According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma, approximately 7 million of these people are... Explore this issue

Presently, the risk of an American man developing cancer over his lifetime is less than one in two. For an American woman, the risk of developing cancer over her lifetime is a little more than one in three. By 2030, the number of new cancer cases in the United States will increase by 45... Explore this issue

Chronic migraine is defined as a headache that occurs on 15 or more days per month for at least three months. According to the National Headache Foundation, studies have shown that nearly 80 percent of patients with chronic migraine have depression. Raising awareness of the prevalence of... Explore this issue

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. The total cost burden of diabetes was estimated at $174 billion in 2007 - $116 billion for direct medical costs and $58 billion for indirect costs such as disability and work... Explore this issue

According to a recent report commissioned by the American Heart Association, costs associated with heart disease in the U.S. will reach $818.1 billion a year by 2030. Most of these costs are associated with the treatment of high blood pressure, which the report states are predicted to increase... Explore this issue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that only about 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health. There is a strong connection between mental health and chronic diseases. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,... Explore this issue

One in three Americans identifies obesity and obesity-related chronic disease as the most urgent health problem facing the country. Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and medical costs resulting from obesity total more than $147 billion. Now recognized as a disease by... Explore this issue