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Why Is Cancer Treatment So Expensive?
Cancer represents a big financial burden in the U.S., but an ounce of prevention might well be worth a pound of cure. By Elaine K. Howley<https://www.usnews.com/topics/author/elaine-k-howley>, Contributor   June 20, 2018, at 10:14 a.m. FOUNDING FATHER Benjamin Franklin knew
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Jun 21,2018
Chronic diseases are taxing our health care system and our economy
  The discussion of the soaring costs of health care in the U.S. often focuses on the high costs of treating diseases, rather than on the potential economic benefits of preventing them. Changes in lifestyle and diet could prevent many of the chronic
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May 31,2018
Productivity and Income Impacts from Arthritic Conditions Considerable Across the U.S.
Total health care spending among gout patients is a staggering $53 billion annually May 21, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released a new report, “Health Care Spending, Prevalence, Treatment, Health-Related Quality of Life and Productivity
Press release
May 21,2018
Can Amazon and Its Partners Solve America’s Healthcare Woes?
HealthLine   The three formed a new company that will initially focus on “technology solutions” to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” according to a joint statement.   At this point, there are few details on what
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Feb 6,2018
Take Control of your Cancer Risk: Nearly Fifty Percent of common Cancers are Preventable
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 2/1/2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is launching a nationwide campaign in February, urging Americans to take control of their cancer risk. AICR will collaborate all month with many partner
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Feb 5,2018
Think Before You Drink: Rising Trend of Drinking can Cause More Cancers in the US
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 2/1/2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is sounding alarm bells over the high levels of alcohol consumption in the U.S. and the lack of awareness about its direct link to six different types of
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Feb 5,2018
What Every American Needs to Know About Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
By Helen Durkin 1/30/18   Type 2 diabetes has taken a hold on our country — financially and in terms of human cost.   Simply having diabetes puts a person at significant risk for other serious, debilitating health issues. It complicates people’s lives, makes their health
OP-ED
Jan 31,2018
Takeda, Zinfandel ax Alzheimer’s test for pioglitazone, chalking up another AD fail
By Ben Adams 1/25/18   Japanese Big Pharma Takeda and U.S. partner Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals have decided to give up and stop testing a 20-year-old diabetes medicine that they hoped could work as a new Alzheimer’s therapy.     The details from the brief update: The so
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Jan 26,2018
When Trade Talks Can Cure Disease
By Kenneth E. Thorpe 1/19/18   The Trump administration is pressing forward with Nafta renegotiations. America's trade representatives tried to resolve their disagreements with their Mexican and Canadian counterparts in informal meetings throughout December. A sixth round of talks will
OP-ED
Jan 26,2018
Press Release: Alzheimer’s Disease to Cost U.S. up to $7.7 Trillion by 2030
Alzheimer’s care and caregiver costs demand greater efforts towards early detection, innovation   January 25, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s
Press release
Jan 25,2018

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