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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
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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
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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
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
Press release
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
Press release
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

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