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Senior Health Worsening Though Much is in Our Control

Time to Take Control From my article at Ground Report: United Health Foundation recently released America‰Ûªs Health Rankings Senior Report ‰ÛÒ A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. It finds preventable chronic illness at troubling levels among seniors. Nationwide, about 80 percent of seniors are living with at...

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Medicare Spending Hikes Linked to Chronic Conditions

An article in Health Affairs reports that annual increases in Medicare spending are the result of treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension. The report further says that Medicare spending increases in the past were due to inpatient hospital services, especially for heart disease. Heart disease ranked...

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