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Chronic disease makes navigating Medicare enrollment especially tricky
By Kevin Stankiewicz Posted Oct 22, 2018 at 6:31 AM   Finding the right Medicare plan is important for all seniors -- but especially those with multiple, chronic diseases. The enrollment period began last week and runs through Dec. 7. The Medicare open enrollment
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Oct 23,2018
America Can't Afford to Ignore Gout Any Longer
By Kenneth Thorpe August 30, 2018   Almost 4 million Americans suffer from gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes devastating pain. For decades, this disease largely flew under doctors’ radar. Experts mistakenly believed that gout-related spending
Sep 11,2018
Forum: Connecticut takes a big step toward lower drug costs
By Kenneth E. Thorpe 1:48 pm EDT Monday, September 10, 2018   Connecticut residents could soon enjoy lower pharmacy bills. Gov. Dannel Malloy just signed a law, H.B. 5384, designed to boost transparency among pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers, and drug manufacturers. The
Sep 11,2018
Curbing the Costs of Chronic Conditions
Government agencies, payers and providers are increasingly seeking to simplify care for patients with long-term health conditions.   U.S. News & World Report By Gaby Galvin Staff Writer Aug. 23, 2018, at 4:51 p.m.   CHRONIC DISEASES – including heart
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Aug 24,2018
Getting to the heart of America's diabetes crisis
The Detriot News August 8, 2018    About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of our seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans,
Aug 23,2018
Why Is Cancer Treatment So Expensive?
Cancer represents a big financial burden in the U.S., but an ounce of prevention might well be worth a pound of cure. By Elaine K. Howley<>, Contributor   June 20, 2018, at 10:14 a.m. FOUNDING FATHER Benjamin Franklin knew
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Jun 21,2018
Chronic diseases are taxing our health care system and our economy
  The discussion of the soaring costs of health care in the U.S. often focuses on the high costs of treating diseases, rather than on the potential economic benefits of preventing them. Changes in lifestyle and diet could prevent many of the chronic
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May 31,2018
Productivity and Income Impacts from Arthritic Conditions Considerable Across the U.S.
Total health care spending among gout patients is a staggering $53 billion annually May 21, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released a new report, “Health Care Spending, Prevalence, Treatment, Health-Related Quality of Life and Productivity
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May 21,2018
Can Amazon and Its Partners Solve America’s Healthcare Woes?
HealthLine   The three formed a new company that will initially focus on “technology solutions” to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” according to a joint statement.   At this point, there are few details on what
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Feb 6,2018
Take Control of your Cancer Risk: Nearly Fifty Percent of common Cancers are Preventable
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 2/1/2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is launching a nationwide campaign in February, urging Americans to take control of their cancer risk. AICR will collaborate all month with many partner
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Feb 5,2018