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Chronic Disease Prevention

Securing Health in the Sequester

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Smart investments now in effective therapies, personalized medicine, early interventions and health literacy, particularly among at-risk populations, can pay significant dividends down the road in healthier communities and a reduced need for hospitalizations, surgeries, emergency room visits and acute care episodes.

Wellness in a Complex World

Monica O. Weinberg, MD | Posted 04.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Monica O. Weinberg, MD

Why is it so difficult to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into the way we live? Although many of us know what the right choices are with regards to diet and exercise, many people find it challenging to adhere to healthier behaviors.

Refocusing on Health Care Opportunities That Can Make a Real Impact

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Our health care system in this country is quite adept at treating people who have a single disease. We don't have an effective set of best practices, or an essential foundation of research, to know how to take care of those who are coping with more than one condition.

How One Social Experiment Helped 15,000 People Lose 250,000 Pounds

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Acute disease can be left to the hospitals, but creating health and healing of chronic disease seems to happen best in the community -- with people helping people where each one of us lives, where we eat, cook, learn, work, play and pray.

The Affordable Care Act: Preventing Chronic Diseases

Caitlin Padula | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Caitlin Padula

Did you know that switching the focus from treating chronic illnesses to preventing chronic diseases will not only improve the health of individuals and families all over the country, but will also rein in health care costs and strengthen the economy?

Spice It Up!: Boosting Your Disease-Prevention Power | Posted 01.06.2012 | Fifty

The holidays are over, January has arrived, and many of us enter the New Year determined to live our lives a little healthier than last. If you're ...

A Crossroads for the Chronically Ill

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As lawmakers prepare for a new congressional session, attention is once again falling on whether and how to fix the recently-passed health reform law....

The Deficit Commission's Best Chance at Containing Rising Health-Care Costs

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

If President Obama's deficit commission wants to move America in the right budgetary direction, it needs to take a hard and careful look at the nation...

Cutting Home-Based Care Defies Fiscal and Political Logic

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As policymakers prepare to shift to a post-election mindset, nowhere is there a better opportunity to drive down costs, create jobs and ensure the well being of millions of Americans.

Has Wellness Become A Luxury Good?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

The foundation of living a healthy life - having access to healthy food, time to exercise, and the means to purchase the basics - are unfortunately out of reach to a large section of our population.