Specialties
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COPD in the United States: The Shocking Truth [Infographic]

KennethThorpe - November 12, 2015

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease also known as the Silent Killer. The early stages of COPD are almost always unnoticeable as most…

Business
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Finding Information in Healthcare Exchanges

KennethThorpe - February 2, 2015

January 28, 2015It’s an understatement to say that the Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment process is going smoother this year than it did at this same…

Global Healthcare
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PFCD to Develop National Blueprint to Tackle Chronic Disease in India

KennethThorpe - January 3, 2015

In India, the rapid rise of the impact of chronic diseases has become a serious public health issue. According to the World health Organization (WHO) chronic non-communicable…

Business
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Some Healthcare News and Views

KennethThorpe - December 19, 2014

December 12, 2014 December 12, 2014Results were released last week from a Pfizer and Cancer and Careers survey done with Harris Poll. The online surveys were conducted…

Family Caregivers: Unsung Heroes of Healthcare in America
Finance
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Finance
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Family Caregivers: Unsung Heroes of Healthcare in America

KennethThorpe - November 9, 2014

November 6, 2014 November 6, 2014About half of all adults in the U.S. —117 million people— have one or more chronic health conditions, and one in four…

CMS Announces Win-Win to the Tune of $840 Million
Business
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Business
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CMS Announces Win-Win to the Tune of $840 Million

KennethThorpe - October 28, 2014

October 23, 2014 - The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of an $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs underscores the…

Scrutinizing Adherence Must Not Be Shortsighted
Business
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Business
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Scrutinizing Adherence Must Not Be Shortsighted

KennethThorpe - August 17, 2014

Considering how critical taking medications as prescribed is to managing chronic diseases effectively, it should be no surprise that improving patient adherence to medicines can deliver great…

Stoking the Fire of Stakeholders in the Fight Against Chronic Disease
Business
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Business
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Stoking the Fire of Stakeholders in the Fight Against Chronic Disease

KennethThorpe - August 5, 2014

Chronic disease prevention holds great promise for reducing our nation’s healthcare spending, but it is critical that we take steps to spend more effectively when it comes…

Dissecting Diabetes: Costs and Chronic Disease Impact
Finance
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Finance
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Dissecting Diabetes: Costs and Chronic Disease Impact

KennethThorpe - April 12, 2014

A recent New York Times article, “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills,” takes a deep dive into the myriad issues facing people with…

Advancing Comprehensive Obesity Solutions Critical in the Fight Against Chronic Disease
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Advancing Comprehensive Obesity Solutions Critical in the Fight Against Chronic Disease

KennethThorpe - April 8, 2014

As providers and patients, policymakers and stakeholders alike, all still grapple with how to understand obesity as a disease, the recent announcement by the U.S. As providers…