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Statement from Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Chairman Dr. Kenneth Thorpe on the Confirmation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar
"The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) congratulates Alex Azar on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and affirms our commitment to working with him to ensure our health care system works effectively to promote health and well-being in America. Secretary Azar
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Jan 25,2018
What Happens If Half of Today's Children Are Obese at Age 35
As obesity continues to rise in the United States, the epidemic will have a devastating effect on the future health of Americans and their healthcare system.   12/13/17   By Shawn Radcliffe   More than half of current children and teens in the United States could be obese
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Dec 14,2017
The missing Alzheimer's pill
12/13/2017   By David H. Freedman   When it comes to some of the biggest diseases America faces in the future, our drug system is set up to fail. What needs to happen?   If there’s a dream of what a new drug is supposed to do, it might look something like Kalydeco. In
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Dec 14,2017
Alzheimer’s Disease to Cost U.S. up to $7.7 Trillion by 2030
Alzheimer’s health care and caregiver cost impact far greater than meets the eye   November 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit on behalf of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s
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Nov 20,2017
Increasing Co-occurrence of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Demands Greater Awareness to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars
People with type 2 diabetes more than twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease, lower life expectancy   November 9, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted an important health observance briefing to raise awareness of the co-occurrence
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Nov 9,2017
The United States Can Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities By Focusing On Chronic Diseases
By Kenneth Thorpe, Kathy Ko Chin, Yanira Cruz, Marjorie A. Innocent, and Lillian Singh   Health Affairs Blog 8/17/17   “It is natural to ask whether rising gaps in income might be associated with widening gaps in health and longevity between rich and poor Americans,
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Aug 17,2017
Bringing Exercise Into the Discussion on Mental Health
By Helen DurkinRealClear HealthChronic mental health conditions are increasingly prevalent across the United States. That’s the take-away finding of a recent study commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are
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Jul 28,2017
Chronic Disease Legislation Critical for Path Forward in Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2017) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today made the following statement on H.R. 3168 and H.R. 3178, “Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017”
Press release
Jul 18,2017
Chronic Conditions in America: Price and Prevalence
By Doug Irving7/12/17One issue—one health care issue, no less—has brought together a small alliance of congressional Democrats and Republicans in recent years: the need to better help people with chronic health conditions.A new RAND study shows why, and adds a note of urgency to the
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Jul 13,2017
Goodnow offers thoughts on fixing American health care
By John Goodnow7/10/2017The No. 1 American health care problem is the cost of American health care and the lack of affordability for Americans....As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, 41 percent of health care spending is attributed to 12 percent of Americans, according to a new study. U.S
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Jul 11,2017