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The Most Pressing Reason Why We Need to Help Our Kids Get Moving
By Helen Durkin, JD 1/5/17   A headline crossed my desktop recently. And it made me sad:  “U.S. ranks near bottom among countries for youth fitness, study says”   We’d ranked 47 out of 50.   It didn’t concern me that we’d be among
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Jan 5,2017
Managing diabetes is expensive — it's time to step up our game
The Hill By Kenneth Thorpe, Contributor - 12/15/16 06:40 AM EST More than 29 million Americans have diabetes — but a staggering quarter of them don't know it.  That needs to change. When diabetes isn't controlled, patients face increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney
Dec 16,2016
New survey finds Americans living with diabetes want policymakers focused on keeping premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs down
More than six-in-ten of those surveyed say health insurance in this country is going in the wrong direction and they do not anticipate improvement in 2017   Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2016) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released a national poll of
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Nov 14,2016
A vote for health
By Jerry Grillo   Thorpe pushes candidates to address chronic disease   It’s an American presidential campaign, so you expect the grandiose posturing from candidates, the hollow rhetoric, and the political gamesmanship. You expect the discord and the shouting. 
The 2016 campaign
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Oct 31,2016
Millions of Consumers in Need of Help with Open Enrollment
Survey of 20,000 Americans finds concerns about premium costs & out-of-pocket costs; Resources now available to help consumers “PREP”   Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2016) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), an internationally-recognized organization
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Oct 26,2016
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
Rally shows link between diabetes, heart disease
Rally shows link between diabetes, heart disease Lauri Carr knows well the effects diabetes has on a person and their family. Her brother, 51, died of diabetes-related complications during flu season in December, she said. Her mother, who suffered from heart disease, died of a heart attack
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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