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What Americans Need to Live a Longer and Healthier Life
From NewsweekSeptember 14, 2015By Kenneth Thorpe, Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic DiseaseAmerica's seniors ought to wish Medicare a happy 50th birthday. Continued improvements to the federal health care insurance program cut the Medicare patient mortality rate 16 percent—the equivalent
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Sep 17,2015
Pricey, effective new drugs save lives and cut medical costs
 From the Seattle TimesBy Larry HausnerDrug prices are costing us all but pharmaceuticals pay huge dividends by avoiding far more expensive disease complications.FEDERAL regulators may soon approve a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that could halve the risk of heart attack for 10
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Aug 25,2015
P.E.: As American as Apple Pie
From the Morning Consult, August 13, 2015By Joe MooreSupporting P.E. in grades K through 12 is one of the most patriotic things you can do.That’s right. Because supporting physical education in America’s schools is among the most effective steps we can take to ensure that in the coming decades our
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Aug 19,2015
Prevention could be the cure for high health costs
By Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning NewsAugust 10, 2015Chronic disease, much of it stemming from lifestyle choices, accounts for more than three-fourths of the money spent on health care. But precious little is spent to prevent it.Kenneth Thorpe is chairman of the Washington-based Partnership to
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Aug 12,2015
Facing the Future - PFCD India Newsletter, August 2015
What started out as an idea has today become a functional institution, with worldwide reach. With the same dedication, PFCD has been working in India over the last seven years in partnership with SPAG Asia, in order to end sustainable solutions to address the growing disease burden in the country.
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Aug 9,2015
New Virgin Pulse Survey Reveals 78 Percent of Employers are Adopting a More Holistic Approach to Employee Well-Being
7TH Annual Employee Wellbeing Month Kicks Off with New Data Exploring the Impact of Employee Well-being Programs on Workplace Culture(June 1, 2015) – Kicking off the 7th annual Employee Wellbeing Month (Twitter hashtag #EWM15), a month-long initiative designed to
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Jun 1,2015
New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements
 DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The PFCD is a
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Jan 24,2015
Study finds women prefer to work through breast cancer treatment
1.7 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, and as Dr. Julia Perkins Smith notes, each diagnosis comes with “complicated treatment decisions as well as life decisions, including whether to work while undergoing treatment.” While one might assume that patients with breast
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Dec 18,2014
Wyden weighs in on 'premier health care challenge of our time' at OHSU forum
"We know chronic disease is the premier health challenge of our time," said Sen. Ron Wyden at a public forum hosted by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease entitled "Chronic Disease — Solving the Public Health Epidemic.""We know chronic disease is the premier health challenge of our time,"
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Oct 23,2014
Forum at OHSU Addresses Chronic Disease Impact and the Value of Prevention
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and local experts to discuss strategies to better manage costly chronic diseasesPortland, OR (October 21, 2014) – Chronic, non-communicable diseases now account for more than 83 percent of the $3.8 trillion the U.S. spends on health care. In Medicare, 98 percent of program
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Oct 21,2014