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Increased Pharmacy and Primary Care Coordination Can Save Lives, Billions in Health Care Dollars
Identifying cost saving synergies and supporting programs that promote pharmacy and primary care collaboration critical to fight against costly chronic disease   Washington, D.C.  (October 6, 2016) More than one in two Americans lives with at least one chronic medical condition, and
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Oct 6,2016
Congress Can Be the Catalyst America Needs to Get Moving
By: Helen Durkin, Morning Consult September 30, 2016   Sitting. Sitting while watching TV. Sitting while at the computer. Sitting while at the drive-through. These are all things Americans do — a lot. But sitting is costly. Studies show that all this sitting costs governments,
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Oct 3,2016
Crowd poses for selfie with Hillary Clinton
By Alison Daye, CNN Updated 2:29 PM ET, Mon September 26, 2016   (CNN)At a recent campaign event, Hillary Clinton climbed on a box to address a room packed with young people. But instead of facing the Democratic presidential nominee, the audience turned their backs on her en masse.
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Sep 27,2016
NEW NATIONAL POLL: Patients Concerned About Uncertain Costs and Quality of Coverage
NEW NATIONAL POLL: Patients Concerned About Uncertain Costs and Quality of Coverage   7 in 10 report that they or someone they know had trouble using their health insurance in the past year, insurance premiums top list of family budget concerns   Washington, D.C. (September 13,
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Sep 13,2016
New FCC Broadband Mapping Tool to Advance Fight against Costly Chronic Disease
Broadband and health care connection uncovers important data for decision makers   August 2, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today cohosted a launch event with the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force (C2H) for the FCC
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Aug 2,2016
Candidates must address health concerns in state
June 20, 2016  The Florida Time-Union By: Julio Fuentes   Even in a state with an economy as large as Florida’s, $3 trillion is no small chunk of change. That is the cost of growing chronic disease rates in medical
Jun 20,2016
Where do candidates stand on health care?
June 18, 2016  Wausau Daily Herald, Marsh eld News-Herald, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune and Stevens Point Journal By: Steve Elliott, Dian Palmer, Bran- don Scholz and Arthur Taggart  There are a number of important issues
Jun 18,2016
Managing Asthma and Preventing its Symptoms
Cost of Asthma on Society From 2001 to 2011, the number of people with asthma grew by 28 percent. This constant rise in asthma means the cost of asthma has also grown. In 2002, the total cost of asthma in the United States was $53 billion. In 2007, the cost of asthma grew to $56 billion. This is
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Jun 2,2016
Iowa Can Save Money and Lives According to Study
WNAX Radio   A new study suggests the State of Iowa could save tens-of-thousands of lives and billions of dollars if policy makers increased investment in efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. Candace DeMatteis is the policy
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May 26,2016
Want better health coverage? Change your Zip Code
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