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Furthering the Case for Health Technology
July 25, 2014Technology in healthcare provides many opportunities to streamline processes that can reduce costs and to better coordinate cohesive healthcare plans for any patient, most especially those who are already struggling with one or more chronic diseases.In partnership with AdvaMed, the...
Jul 25, 2014
New Jersey Making Strides in Fight against Chronic Disease
July 16, 2014The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds the state of New Jersey for prioritizing health and wellness and providing funds to make an impact in chronic disease prevention. On July 1, Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd announced that the New Jersey Department of Health...
Jul 17, 2014
Asbestos May be Associated with the Past but it can still be a Present Danger
Guest blog by Barbara Wells - a mesothelioma researcherMost products that are made today do not contain asbestos but it was a very different story up until the 1970’s. Asbestos was commonly used in many types of building products and insulation materials that were used to construct the...
Jun 16, 2014
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: More Important Today Than Ever
By Helen Durkin, JD, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is as relevant today as it was back in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed the very first proclamation making May the...
May 20, 2014
Dissecting Diabetes: Costs and Chronic Disease Impact
April 8, 2014A recent New York Times article, “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills,” takes a deep dive into the myriad issues facing people with diabetes, from daily maintenance and complex costs to medical advances and resulting chronic diseases. The lifesaving and quality of...
Apr 09, 2014
Advancing Comprehensive Obesity Solutions Critical in the Fight Against Chronic Disease
April 4, 2014As providers and patients, policymakers and stakeholders alike, all still grapple with how to understand obesity as a disease, the recent announcement by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asserting drug therapy as a viable solution in the treatment of obesity, is another...
Apr 07, 2014
Continuing the Campaign for Increased Quality Measurement
March 13, 2014This month’s supplement edition of Medical Care is devoted to a critically important topic facing the US healthcare system: how to better care for the growing number of people suffering from multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Almost $2 out of every $3 spent on healthcare is directed...
Mar 13, 2014
Taking Tobacco by Storm in the Fight against Chronic Disease
February 10, 2014The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends CVS Caremark for the bold move of ending sales of tobacco in its 7,600 locations nationwide. Use of tobacco products remains a significant public health problem in the U.S. and, despite the risks, one in five adults still...
Feb 10, 2014
Curbing Smoking Critical in Fight Against Chronic Disease
February 3, 2014According to The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, although significant progress has been made, smoking remains the most preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Nearly half a million Americans die prematurely from...
Feb 03, 2014
Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Critical Focus of Healthcare Reform
December 18, 2013More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Closing out 2013 with a webinar update on multiple chronic conditions, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions convened a discussion on new programs and...
Dec 19, 2013

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