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10,000 Women's Perspectives on NCDs - A New Global Survey from Arogya World
 From PR NewswireMarch 6, 2014Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action Explores Impact of NCDs on WomenNEW YORK, March 6, 2014 -- Arogya World, with partner organizations from multiple sectors, announced today, in advance of International Women's Day, the
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Mar 7,2014
Reducing the number-one cause of death and disability—chronic disease
Listen to Ken Thorpe's interviewViewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders is a biweekly audio podcast series featuring interviews with innovative healthcare leaders from many disciplines discussing today's national health and wellness issues.Debuting March 5th, Viewpoints features a four-part
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Mar 6,2014
New Report Finds More Than $1.3 Billion in Savings through Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
 From the American Diabetes Association news roomFebruary 24, 2014The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (
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Feb 26,2014
The YMCA of San Juan, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and PhRMA join forces to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases
An important collaboration was announced today at an event held at the YMCA of San Juan. This partnership will help improve and activate programs for children, adults, and seniors at the YMCA of San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico, February 18, 2014- The fact that adequate management of chronic diseases
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Feb 18,2014
Hunger, Poor Nutrition Lead to Chronic Disease
Processed food is inexpensive, filling and widely available. So, while low-income Americans typically can get something to eat, they may not get enough nutrients from fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods they need to remain healthy.That lack of nutrients can often lead to chronic disease, an
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Feb 10,2014
Better Care Legislation a Positive Step in Fight Against the Growing Epidemic of Chronic Disease
Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2014) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds the intent of the Better Care, Lower Cost Act to improve care for people with Medicare who live with chronic illness.The bipartisan, bi-cameral legislation introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and
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Feb 7,2014
Proposed Medicare Changes Threaten Nation's Most Vulnerable
From the Huffington PostJanuary 31, 2014Despite the fact that Medicare's per capita cost increases are at historic lows, policymakers continue to look for ways to put new constraints on program spending. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. In fact, given the rapid growth in the beneficiary
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Feb 3,2014
CMS' 2014 Fee Schedule Proposes New Codes to Benefit Family Physicians
From the American Academy of Family Physicians newsroomJuly 24, 2013The AAFP's significant work to urge CMS to recognize the work involved when family physicians and other primary care professionals take care of patients with chronic conditions is bearing fruit. For example, in the proposed 2014
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Dec 3,2013
PFCD and WellPoint Advocate for Cancer Patient AND Caregiver Support
Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. hosted Innovative Support Programs for Cancer Patients and Caregivers today, highlighting the importance of programs and policies that foster comprehensive healthcare solutions aimed at
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Nov 14,2013
Chart Pack: Obesity in America at Epidemic Proportions
New Almanac of Chronic Disease Serves as Comprehensive ResourceWashington, D.C. (November 11, 2013) – One in three Americans identifies obesity and obesity-related chronic disease as the most urgent health problem facing the country. Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese,
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Nov 12,2013