Racial/ethnic differences in health are evident among men. Previous work suggests associations between mental and physical health but few studies have examined how mood/anxiety disorders and chronic physical health conditions covary by age, race, and ethnicity among men. Using data from 1,277 African American, 629 Caribbean Black, and 371 non-Hispanic White men from the National Survey of American Life, we examined associations between race/ethnicity and experiencing one or more chronic physical health conditions in logistic regression models stratified by age and 12-month mood/anxiety disorder status. Among men ,45 years without mood/anxiety disorders, Caribbean Blacks had lower odds of chronic physical health conditions than Whites. Among men aged 45+ years with mood/anxiety disorders, African Americans had greater odds of chronic physical health conditions than Whites. Future studies should explore the underlying causes of such variation and how studying mental and chronic physical health ...
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,. The rise of chronic noncommunicable diseases presents public health with an enormous challenge. For some countries, it is no exaggeration to describe the situation as an impending disaster. I mean a disaster for health, for society, and most of all for national economies.. We must not forget that the same so-called "modernization" that contributes to the rise of these diseases is being accompanied by a growing need for chronic care of mental illness. The burdens are numerous.. I would further suggest that the challenge of combating chronic diseases has some unprecedented dimensions.. For centuries, the microbial world has been the biggest threat to public health. Then came the vaccines, the miracle cures, and the gradual improvements in standards of living and hygiene that helped eliminate the diseases of filth. These were public health matters. This was our domain. This was our job, and we got quite some ...
Background Considering the high socioeconomic inequalities in Brazil related to occurrence of morbidity and premature mortality, the objective of this study was to analyze inequalities in...
By acting now on chronic noncommunicable diseases, the European Commission is to do something, something else can reach it, ? transcends make that European citizens healthier and Europe more productive, said Susanne L gstrup.. The most chronic diseases are addressed by the Alliance treatable, if not always curable. Four major risk factors - tobacco, poor diet, alcohol and lack of physical activity - account for most chronic illness and death in Europe. Through the provision of evidence-based recommendations for population-based interventions, the Chronic Disease Alliance aims for health gains across the spectrum of diseases covered by the covered by the members. In addition members of the Chronic Disease Alliance have the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases firmly adopted the agenda of the European Union and the 27 Member States shall lay We need to communicate effectively to our political leaders in Europe that unless they take seriously the urgent need to prevent this serious ...
The mandate of Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of integrated chronic disease prevention and control strategies. The group must also work with relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to ensure an integrated approach to chronic disease prevention and control. The CCDPC is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Non-Communicable Disease Policy. It works with stakeholders at all levels to provide pan-Canadian and international leadership in chronic disease prevention and control through integrated policy and program development, surveillance, and knowledge development and dissemination. The organization focuses on knowledge development and dissemination, building and disseminating the evidence base on best practices and lessons learned to support chronic disease policies and programs. Their policy and program developments support initiatives that inform on comprehensive ...
Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death throughout the world. Globally, of the 58 million deaths in 2005, approximately 35 million was as a result of chronic diseases. Deaths from chronic diseases are expected to increase by 17% over the next 10 years from 35 million to 41 million. Only 20% of chronic disease deaths occur in high income countries- while 80% occur in low and middle income countries, where most of the world population lives (WHO 2005). Chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States, killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year. Reports from the United States estimate that the population - attributable risk of physical inactivity is responsible for 12 % of type 2 diabetes and 22% of coronary heart disease as well as significant shares of other poor health conditions. The estimate on Indian population in 2005 reported that chronic diseases accounted for almost 53% of all deaths and 44% of disability - adjusted life years ...
Abbreviation: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.. * Residents could have more than one condition. Those with missing data were excluded.. In 2010, the 10 most common chronic conditions among persons living in residential care facilities were high blood pressure (57% of the residents), Alzheimers disease or other dementias (42%), heart disease (34%), depression (28%), arthritis (27%), osteoporosis (21%), diabetes (17%), COPD and allied conditions (15%), cancer (11%), and stroke (11%). The residents ranged in age from 18 to 106 years.. Source: National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsrcf/nsrcf_questionnaires.htm. Reported by: Christine Caffrey, PhD, [email protected], 301-458-4137; Manisha Sengupta, PhD; Eunice Park-Lee, PhD; and Lauren Harris-Kojetin, PhD. Alternate Text: The figure above shows the ten most common chronic conditions among persons living in residential care facilities in the United States, during 2010, according to the ...
The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide. In 2005, at least 35 million people of all ages, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels died from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, and other chronic diseases. It has been projected that, by 2020, chronic diseases will account for almost three-quarters of all deaths worldwide, and that 70% of deaths due to diabetes will occur in developing countries. A five years medical records on diabetes mellitus and hypertension diseases was reviewed by using longitudinal study design. A total of 3393 cases (1907 hypertension and 1486 diabetes mellitus disease) were observed. A total of four data collectors were assigned in the data collection process. The study was conducted by using the standardized data collection tool (checklist) developed by the investigators. Data was coded and entered into a data base and analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. Descriptive and chi-square test a technique with a confidence level of 95% was used to
Chronic conditions have been recognized by the World Health Organization as the primary worldwide disease-related cause of morbidity and premature mortality. The medical and public health systems of most countries have traditionally focused on acute and infectious ailments. However, the dramatic increase in the global prevalence of chronic illness has caused a slow but steady shift by public health and medicine toward prevention and management of chronic disease. As the means for primary prevention of most chronic conditions are unknown (an important exception being smoking and cancer), emphasis is generally given to secondary prevention; that is, the reduction in the extent of complications, deterioration of health status, and burden of disease. Several types of action are required in chronic disease control. One is the identification of, and intervention with, common factors known to exacerbate disease onset or management. Poverty, sedentary living, and poor diets are some examples of the most ...
Filipinos who sit more than 6 hours every day at risk of acquiring chronic diseases Studies have shown that up to 70 percent of people spend their working hours sitting more than six hours per day, unknowingly putting themselves at risk for developing chronic non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension. But lack of physical activity is not only occurring in the working population. According to Dr. Paul Quilino, Medical Affairs manager at Healthway Medical and wellness advocate, healthy sports and recreational activities are becoming less of the norm in our society regardless of gender and age. It is widely accepted that physical activity plays a critical role in keeping ones health and wellness in prime condition. In fact, Quilino stressed that an active lifestyle "promotes proper growth and development of the bones and muscles, helps burn stored energy, keeps cardiovascular system in tiptop condition, and helps improve overall physical endurance and ...
Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Within the next few decades, the burden of chronic disease will more than triple, with the greatest rises occurring in developing countries. However, the rapid growth of chronic diseases is not being met with a proportionate increase in global attention, with global health traditionally focusing on infectious disease and maternal and child health. This book is the first to synthesize the growing evidence-base surrounding the chronic disease, comprehensively addressing the prevention and control of chronic diseases from epidemiologic, economic, prevention/management, and governance perspectives. The book is written in five main parts; the first part of the book aims to understand the causes and consequences of chronic diseases on a global level. The second part of the book identifies approaches for preventing and managing chronic diseases while the third part of the book considers the power and politics in global health that have
Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the leading cause of death worldwide [1], having comprised 60% of all deaths in 2005. Approximately 80% of NCD-attributable deaths are occurring in low and middle-income countries [2]. Furthermore, NCDs were responsible for nearly half of the burden (measured in disability-adjusted life years [DALYs]) of diseases in 2005, both worldwide and in low/middle-income countries [3]. The global prevalence of NCDs is increasing, with the majority of cases occurring in developing countries [4]. In this context, the Middle East is expected to bear one of the worlds greatest increases in the absolute burden of NCDs and their risk factors in the near future. Most of this increase is anticipated to affect the economically productive age of 45 to 64 years, in contrast to most developed countries in which the increase in chronic disease burden concerns mainly the ages above 65 years [5-7]. The increasing burden of NCDs is ...
<p>Abdallah S. Daar speaks to SciDev.Net about the Grand Challenges in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases initiative.</p>
I am a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with the main research interest in the ageing population, disability, chronic non-communicable diseases, and surveillance of risk factors. More specifically, my research deals with health and well being among older people in Sweden (using the Linnaeus database within the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research) and in low- and middle-income countries (using the WHO SAGE - Study on Adult Health and Ageing). I also focus on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and their risk factors in Sweden (within the interdisciplinary research Västerbotten Intervention Program, a community-based intervention program to reduce cardiovascular disease in Västerbotten County in Sweden since 90s) and in low- and middle-income countries (within the INDEPTH Network). I am currently involved in the following research projects: ...
There is a saying in Portuguese that goes: melhor prevenir que remediar, which means "prevention is better than cure". Originating from the Latin praevenire (prae = "before", venire = "to come"), "prevention" literally means "to anticipate, to perceive in advance". In medicine, the great challenge of the public health programmes is precisely to prevent diseases or to diagnose them as early as possible. With the ageing of the world population, it is vital to create programmes for the prevention of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), responsible for 63% of deaths in 2008. The majority of deaths from NCDs are attributed to diseases of the circulatory system, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. The principal causes of those diseases include modifiable risk factors such as smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and inadequate diet. Therefore, programmes for the prevention of these diseases must focus their actions on these aspects. In addition to the ...
INTRODUCTION. The implementation of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in Brazil is an attempt to reorganize primary care,22 improve access to health care and restore home as a setting for providing care.12,15 Home health care can reduce hospital costs and humanize health practices.1,5 Chronic non-communicable diseases associated with population aging can cause limitations with temporary or permanent functional disabilities.4 It is thus a challenge for managers and society to find alternative care strategies to meet specific demands of the elderly and their families.3,9. Despite discussions and the formulation of specific policies for the elderly, changes are still incipient.21 The release of guidelines for elderly primary care is an attempt to translate these theoretical discussions into health practices.4 Although some qualitative studies have explored home health care and hospital care at home,6,19 in the scope of population there remain gaps on factors associated with care of the elderly at ...
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) that is the leading cause of death across the world. In developing nations, like Kenya, the prevalence of NCDs like CVD are on the rise. Hypertension is the major risk factor for CVD and can be influenced by various environmental risk factors, like physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, tobacco use, and alcohol use. Though these are known factors that can affect blood pressure in developed nations, research over the prevalence of essential hypertension (EH) in developing countries is low. In an area in southeast Kenya known as Kasigau, there is a high prevalence of EH in the population, with fifty-five percent having stage 1 or stage 2 hypertension. Six environmental risk factors have been shown to increase blood pressure in the population. By electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis, there is a prevalence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH), a predictor of CVD, in the population as well.
DISCUSSION. Aging of the world population and the associated burden of disease create an opportunity to generate new knowledge designed to comprehend and attempt to reduce the burden of the disease, in this case of chronic non-communicable diseases.. The assessment and understanding of the comorbidities of the aging population affected by cardiovascular events are the basis for planning primary and secondary prevention strategies, improving patient care and rehabilitation, and ensuring that medical, interventional and/or surgical treatments yield the maximum expected benefits[11].. This study evaluated the impact of preoperative hypothyroidism on the outcomes of CABG in terms of mortality and morbidity. The objective was to determine whether the presence of this metabolic comorbidity increased the occurrence of death and complications, as has been observed in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes[12-14].. The patients in the study were similar to those reported in the American registries ...
References. 1. Schmidt MI, Duncan BB, Azevedo e Silva G, Menezes AM, Monteiro CA, Barreto SM, et al. Chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil: burden and current challenges. Lancet. 2011;377:1949-61. [ Links ] 2. Murray CJ, Lopez AD. Alternative projections of mortality and disability by cause 1990-2020: Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet. 1997;349:1498-504. [ Links ] 3. Whiteford HA, Degenhardt L, Rehm J, Baxter AJ, Ferrari AJ, Erskine HE, et al. Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet. 2013;382:1575-86. [ Links ] 4. Goldberg D, Goodyer I. The origins and course of common mental disorders. New York: Routledge; 2005. [ Links ] 5. Araya R, Rojas G, Fritsch R, Acuãa J, Lewis G. Common mental disorders in Santiago, Chile: prevalence and socio-demographic correlates. Br J Psychiatry. 2001;178:228-33. [ Links ] 6. Shamasundar C, Murthy SK, Prakash OM, Prabhakar N, Krishna DK. Psychiatric ...
Chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) incidence is rapidly escalating around the world and is the largest contributor to global mortality and morbidity. It is now well recognised that diet forms a cornerstone in the prevention and management of NCDs, and is perhaps the most effective, economical and sustainable approach for improving the health status of a population. Having trained in both nutrition and food science my research interests lie in the food science-nutrition interface and focuses on the impact of food, its composition, preparation and processing on human nutrition and health. I am particularly interested in looking at how modern foods and diets could be modified to optimise their health and nutritional effects in humans. The structural and compositional configuration of a food significantly determines its effects on health and nutrition. My work largely investigates how these two aspects could be managed to optimise the metabolic response to food. As a human Nutritionist ...
Olusoji Adeyi is Coordinator of Public Health Programs in the Human Development Network of the World Bank, where he leads a number of initiatives on global public health policies, strategies and global public goods. Dr. Adeyi is team leader for the integration of health systems and priority health, nutrition and population interventions. He manages an initiative to design the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), based on a high-level global subsidy. He led the Task Force that developed the World Banks Global Strategy and Booster Program for malaria control. Dr. Adeyi is the lead author of Public policy and the challenge of chronic non-communicable diseases, and convener of the analytical work on the economic benefit of tuberculosis control. Dr. Adeyi has extensive experience in policies, strategies and programs for health systems, service delivery and disease control at the global, regional and country levels. He has led major initiatives and programs, including: the Health Reform ...
In most countries, non-communicable diseases have taken over infectious diseases as the most important causes of death. Many non-communicable diseases that were previously lethal diseases have become chronic, and this has changed the healthcare landscape in terms of treatment and prevention options. Currently, a large part of healthcare spending is targeted at curing and caring for the elderly, who have multiple chronic diseases. In this context prevention plays an important role as there are many risk factors amenable to prevention policies that are related to multiple chronic diseases.This article discusses the use of simulation modeling to better understand the relations between chronic diseases and their risk factors with the aim to inform health policy. Simulation modeling sheds light on important policy questions related to population aging and priority setting. The focus is on the modeling of multiple chronic diseases in the general population and how to consistently model the relations between
OBJECTIVES: Chronic non-communicable diseases related to excessive or unbalanced dietary intakes are on the rise among some Indigenous populations in Canada. Nutritional problems of Indigenous peoples arise in the transition from a traditional diet t
Among U.S. adults aged 18-64 years (unweighted n=25,458), having multiple chronic conditions reduced employment probability by 11%-29%. Some individual chronic conditions decreased employment probability. Among employed adults (unweighted n=16,096), having multiple chronic conditions increased the average number of work days missed due to injury/illness in the past year by 3-9 days ...
More than 50% of women within their reproductive age have risks that make them more likely to develop a chronic disease. Common chronic diseases may include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, respiratory illnesses or thyroid conditions. The leading risk factor for development of chronic diseases is obesity. Obesity can be targeted by disease management, eating nutritious foods and consistent physical activity. Remaining in a healthy weight range will decrease the risk of chronic disease.. Chronic disease reduction is significant for prenatal care. Controlling your chronic disease helps reduce the risk of extra stress on a developing child if you decide you would like to be pregnant in the future. Reducing this stress decreases birth defects and complications. Discuss with your doctor how safe each chronic disease management medication is for pregnancy. This toolkit is limited to a few common chronic diseases that have a large impact on personal health in ...
Internet Citation: Table 3a. Examples of Evaluation Measures for Self-management Support Programs for Common Chronic Conditions. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptmgmt/evaluation-table3a. ...
Posted on Feb 19, 2016 in Events, Health and Wellness , 0 comments. Put your health first this year and join me for the important online conference, The Ultimate Health Summit for Women, February 22-26. As you may know, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases are on the rise. Make a decision to put your health first this year and turn the tide on chronic disease. In The Ultimate Health Summit for Women, experts share exactly what you need to renew your mind, re-energize your body and rejoice in your health in 2016. Susan Holsapple has gathered together 20 Health Care Experts to share with you their insights, tips and advice on ways to.... Read More ...
Heart disease, stroke, thyroid, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimers - these chronic diseases are the most common and costly health problems in the United States. Whats worse, is these chronic issues are largely lifestyle diseases, meaning they are often influenced by our style of living, such as diet and exercise. More importantly, these chronic issues can be prevented by changing our daily habits.. Today, many Americans consume a diet high in refined sugar, carbohydrates and fat. This combination negatively affects our bodys blood sugar balance and ultimately causes inflammation. Along with lack of exercise, these diets underpin the development of many chronic diseases today. At Camarillo Functional Health, Dr. Michael Veselak focuses much of his work with chronic cases on decreasing inflammation in the body. In the majority of chronic cases, this inflammation is usually systemic, meaning the whole body is involved. Thus, Dr. Veselak uses a functional medicine approach when confronting ...
Introduction: Chronic diseases tend to increase with old age. Older people with chronic disease are commonly suffering from conditions which produce a multiplicity of symptoms and a decreased health-related quality of life. Nurses have a responsibility to prevent, ease or delay a negative outcome through symptom management, or assist in achieving an acceptable level of symptom relief.. Aim: The overall aim of the thesis was to describe different aspects of symptom burden from the perspective of community-dwelling people with chronic disease.. Methods: This thesis is based upon four papers that used both quantitative and qualitative data to describe different aspects of symptom burden, experienced by people with chronic diseases. Paper (I) is a cross-sectional study with 91 participants diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Papers (II and IV) are based upon secondary outcome data from a randomized controlled trial with 382 community-dwelling older people with multimorbidity. Paper ...
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The worlds health ministers have agreed to try to cut premature deaths from chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer by...
A recent Yale study reveals physicians are failing to treat tobacco use, despite the fact that it is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and that smokers are important candidates for treatment interventions, including behavioral counseling and medication.. Analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2005 to 2007 showed that only 4.4% of tobacco users were prescribed medication during their visit, compared to 57.4% of hypertensive patients, 46.2% of diabetics, and 42.6% of patients with asthma. Results of the study, conducted with researchers at Harvard University, will be published in the August Issue of the American Journal of Public Health.. "A compelling argument has been made that tobacco use should be reframed as a chronic disease and treated as other chronic conditions such as diabetes," said Dr. Steven L. Bernstein, associate professor of emergency medicine at Yale and lead author of the paper. "Our study suggests that this has not ...
Biomedical agriculture (BMA) is a transdisciplinary approach and emerging field that engages agronomists and biomedical scientists in a program of discovery, dissemination, and training. The ultimate goal of BMA is to identify specific genotypes of a food crop which, alone and when combined with other food crops, form a dietary pattern that reduces chronic disease risk, that is, risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and obesity. To achieve this goal, a systematic approach is required that investigates staple and specialty crop genotypes for bioactivity that translates into improved chronic disease biomarkers, alterations of which are associated with reduced disease risk. The primary mechanisms targeted for food-mediated disease risk reduction are altered glucose metabolism, chronic inflammation, excessive cellular oxidation, and/or chronic endotoxemia. The crop improvement process via BMA is tiered, establishing efficacy for chronic disease prevention in molecular, cellular, ...
In a follow-up of extremely low-birth-weight children, the rates of chronic health conditions overall, and asthma specifically, did not change between the ages of 8 and 14 years, although
This studys findings showed that diabetes care remained suboptimal among many patients with multiple chronic conditions and that patient outcomes varied by multimorbidity profile.
Family stress theory provides a way of viewing the familys efforts over time to adapt to multiple stressors through using family resources and perceptual factors as a coping process aimed at achieving family balance [35]. A family situation addresses multiple changes and demands simultaneously, not single stressors. Secondary stressors, such as role change, responsibility, and caregiving demands, emerge from the primary stressors and these strains often may be difficult to resolve. They become instead a source of chronic strain. Chronic strain causes a build-up of unresolved stressors and contributes to undesirable characteristics in the family environment [36]. Although most of the reviewed papers addressed stressors as factors influencing caregiver QOL, the focus was on primary rather than secondary stressors. As a result, researchers may be overlooking stressors without considering chronic illness as a source of chronic strain changing the family system. Therefore, it is imperative to ...
Teva and Mount Sinai Health System pursue new models to reduce cost and complexity of care JERUSALEM & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep., New Initiative Creates Scalable Solutions to Improve Care of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
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IntroductionClinical psychological features may impact a persons aptitude to deal with chronic diseases, leading to emotional distress, suffering, and a worse perceived quality of life (QoL). Chronic diseases are largely represented, and their incidence is constantly increasing all over the world. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases and it is very difficult to manage, demanding long term self-management, which improves the perceived QoL. The aim of this study was to explore defense mechanisms, depression, QoL, time since diagnosis, and metabolic control in T2DM patients.Methods51 patients with T2DM were assessed through a psychodiagnostic battery: Beck Depression Inventory-II, the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, including indexes of Physical and Mental Component Summary and the Defense Mechanisms Inventory. Times since DM diagnosis and glycated hemoglobin values were detected.ResultsParticipants were mainly female (62.74%), with a mean age of 66.1 years. T2M
The summit on chronic diseases brought together several hundred EU policy makers, stakeholders, and interest groups to discuss medical, social and economic benefits of sustainable investments in health. There were debates on ways to reduce the burden of chronic diseases, and how to strengthen the prevention and management of chronic diseases, with a focus on EU added value and action.. The ERS President-Elect, Elisabeth Bel was invited to a workshop on April 3, 2014, entitled "Effective frameworks for the prevention and management of major chronic diseases". Asked to speak on multidisciplinary approaches for the prevention, treatment and control of chronic respiratory diseases, she focused her presentation on the changing face of the respiratory patient. Based on her many years of clinical practice she has witnessed how disease patterns have evolved over time. The reasons are multifactorial and complex; however a lot can be traced to the very different lifestyle of today compared to only a few ...
Commuting and sitting for long periods of time at work could be as dangerous as smoking, according to a new survey. The AXA Healthcare survey asked 2,000 people about their daily schedule, with those who sit at work said to sit for up to nine hours a day, including time spent travelling to their office.
There is some irony in this post. I had hoped to write it up over the weekend and present it early in this week, but for the very reasons I am about to discuss, was unable to muster the energy and focus to do so. As such it has served in yet another lesson in…
There is some irony in this post. I had hoped to write it up over the weekend and present it early in this week, but for the very reasons I am about to discuss, was unable to muster the energy and focus to do so. As such it has served in yet another lesson in…
Chronic diseases are one of the most complex and important health care challenges of our time. Seven out of ten deaths in the United States are due to chronic health conditions, and about half of all American adults have one or more of these conditions.
Hospitals routinely collect admitted patients data for administrative purposes and for reporting to the government and health insurers. These heterogeneous and mostly untapped data contain rich semantic information about patients health conditions in the form of standard disease codes. These traces of clinical information can be aggregated over patients to understand how their health progresses over time. When applied on particular chronic disease patients, this approach can potentially help in understanding chronic disease comorbidities as well as in the knowledge discovery on how the chronic disease progresses over time. In this paper, we propose a network-based approach to extract semantic information from hospital administrative data in order to develop a representation of chronic disease progression specifically - type 2 diabetes. We then propose measures for attribution adjustment that ranks the more prevalent comorbidities in chronic patients higher, compared to the non-chronic ones. We ...
To examine the effect of various morbidity clusters of chronic diseases on health-related time use and to explore factors associated with heavy time burden (more than 30 hours/month) of health-related activities.Using a national survey, data were collected from 2,540 senior Australians. Natural clusters were identified using cluster analysis and clinical clusters using clinical expert opinion. We undertook a set of linear regressions to model peoples time use, and logistic regressions to model heavy time burden.Time use increases with the number of chronic diseases. Six of the 12 diseases are significantly associated with higher time use, with the highest effect for diabetes followed by depression; 18% reported a heavy time burden, with diabetes again being the most significant disease. Clusters and dominant comorbid groupings do not contribute to predicting time use or time burden.Total number of diseases and specific diseases are useful determinants of time use and heavy time burden. Dominant ...
Objective: This study was intended to examine the associations between psychiatric symptoms and quality of life in patients with diabetes and other co-morbid chronic phys..
To see how countries that are less affluent still suffer from chronic diseases compare, for example, this chart with this one. The first chart examines the state of chronic illness in the rich countries. Death by chronic diseases are set to rise. Why? Because these populations are experiencing the cellular and molecular damage of senescence. Even lower middle-income countries are suffering this same fate, as deaths from diabetes are set to rise by 48%. Now of course aging is not the only factor at play here. So are changes in eating habits and lifestyle. But these drastic expected rises in the chronic diseases would be significantly lower if all the adults living in these countries were 20 years of age.** As noted before, being 20 years of age is often a very effective shield (though not full-proof) against chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. Aging dramatically increases our risk for these diseases, and all other age-related disadvantage. And so it is imperative not to lose sight of ...
Ower: 3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness. ...
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in school-aged children, affecting about 208,000 young people in the United States. According to recent estimates, about 23,500 youths are diagnosed
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In the search of predictors of inadequate physical activity, an investigation was conducted into the association between multimorbidity and physical activity (PA). So far the sum of diseases used as a measure of multimorbidity reveals an inverse association. How specific combinations of chronic diseases are associated with PA remains unclear. The objective of this study is to identify clusters of multimorbidity that are associated with PA. Cross-sectional data of 3,386 patients from the 2003 wave of the Dutch cohort study SMILE were used. Ward’s agglomerative hierarchical clustering was executed to establish multimorbidity clusters. Chi-square statistics were used to assess the association between clusters of chronic diseases and PA, measured in compliance with the Dutch PA guideline. The highest rate of PA guideline compliance was found in patients the majority of whom suffer from liver disease, back problems, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory joint disease (62.4%). The
Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are now the leading cause of illness, death and disability. Nearly 40% of Australians aged 45 and over have two or more chronic diseases. The debate about reining in health costs has largely overlooked the economic benefits of implementing policies to reduce chronic diseases. This can be done via education programs to lower risk factors such as smoking and weight gain, and by early detection and treatment programs. Investment into preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease would be directly beneficial to the Australian economy.. Read the article on The Conversation website.. ...
Chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition, and almost one in three has multiple chronic conditions. ...
Chronic diseases are defined as conditions that are controllable but not curable. These illnesses include heart disease, asthma, Alzheimers disease, cancer, COPD, diabetes, and arthritis.
Adopting a pessimistic attitude, some people believe that there is nothing that can be done, anyway. In reality, the major causes of chronic diseases are known, and if these risk factors were eliminated, at least 80% of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes would be prevented; over 40% of cancer would be prevented.. ...
Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. PCD provides an open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention.
Health plans with members suffering from both physical and behavioral health conditions can reduce medical expenses attributed to hospital admissions, lengths of stay and emergency
How environmental toxins can cause or complicate chronic health problems. Learn about proper detoxification called Metabolic Clearing to restore your health. Metabolic clearing has been studied on over 100,000 patients for 20 years. | Toxicity and Chronic Disease:Detoxification Monday, January 20, 2020 on Tom Mantos Speaking of Nutrition | VoiceAmerica - The Leader in Internet Media
Data & statistics on Percentage Select Chronic Disease Indicators by Educational Attainment Maine: Percentage: Select Chronic Disease Indicators by Educational Attainment, Maine 2002-2006, Actual and Intended Receipt of Influenza Vaccine by Selected High-Risk Health Condition One-third of adults with asthma, nearly two-thirds of those with chronic lung disease, and one-half of those with diabetes and heart disease were vaccinated by mid-November., Chronic Diseases among youth Percentage of Youth 15-29 Years Who Indicated Having at Least One Diagnosed Chronic Diseases by Region, Locality type and Sex, State of Palestine, 2010...
... Clinical is a medical research and development facility researching and formulating novel bio-therapeutics (e.g., nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals) to improve health outcomes in early to moderate stage chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease and pre-diabetes/obesity. There are 5 core research programs that are at various stages of investigation, Medlab Clinical researchers believe that the company is at the forefront of new bio-therapeutic discoveries, and, as such posits to progress its laboratory and clinical research that can bridge unmet needs in the ever increasing global trends in chronic diseases. Why chronic diseases...? "The global epidemic of chronic diseases that are associated with obesity and its disease correlated sequelae leads to an ever increasing cost to the community. Therefore biomedical research that is focused on improving the health of the community is of paramount importance. Global population trends in chronic disease prevalence are reporting increasing ...
The women were lined respondents experiencing their first pregnancy and just expecting a baby alone. Women with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are not included in this study. John then divided into four grup.Yakni young women aged 20-29 years with a body mass index of 35, women older age with the disease of obesity around the age of 41 years with a body mass index of 35, young women aged 20-29 years were not obese with an index body mass 23, and the last women with a range of 41 years and a body mass index approaching 24 ...
Many Californians have multiple chronic conditions which put them at greater risk for other chronic conditions, limits their ability to exercise or be a member of the workforce, and can lead to an early death. Thirty-eight percent of Californians live with at least one chronic condition ...
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the biggest contributor to health care costs. But there is wide variation in their incidence, with major differences depending on age, income, race and ethnicity, and insurance status. In addition, many Californians with chronic conditions are delaying needed care because of Read More ». ...
Americans are getting more obese every year. It has become a huge problem, the major chronic diseases are more prevalent in obese people. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer can be partially prevented. This video is an impression of the worst foods available and the most obese people.
Our response rate (60%) is moderate but consistent with other large contemporary epidemiological surveys.15 As reported previously our respondents were slightly younger than non-respondents and were less likely to have a primary care medical record of stroke or diabetes, although the prevalence of coronary heart disease and cancer did not vary between respondents and non-respondents.4 Because chronic diseases are associated with falling we may have underestimated the prevalence of falls. The associations of chronic diseases and drug use with falling would only be exaggerated if the associations among non-respondents were in the opposite direction to the associations among responders or if they were non-existent, both of which are unlikely.. Our study is cross sectional and may therefore be susceptible to reverse causality. With respect to the effects of antidepressants and hypnotics or anxiolytics, it is possible that having had a fall may lead to anxiety or depression and therefore treatment ...
At the other end of our research spectrum we study disease, degeneration and decline, all of which occur when the mechanisms which maintain homeostatic balance within the body are disrupted. We explore medical problems that pose major health burdens to our society, including nervous and musculoskeletal disorders cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer.. There is a growing awareness that chronic diseases are the biological consequences of adverse interactions between genetically-determined disease susceptibilities and risk-modifying environmental factors. The simple model organisms that we use provide remarkably powerful tools to investigate these pathogenetic mechanisms, by visualising biological change, including repair and regeneration, in real time within the body, and to identify and then characterise the roles that different genes, proteins and cells play in these processes.. To support these activities, The University has world-class Zebrafish aquaria and ...
The incidence of diabetes decreased in a graded manner as breastfeeding duration increased, regardless of race, gestational diabetes, lifestyle behaviors, body size, and other metabolic risk factors measured before pregnancy, implying the possibility that the underlying mechanism may be biological," Gunderson said. Several plausible biological mechanisms are possible for the protective effects of breastfeeding, including the influence of lactation-associated hormones on the pancreatic cells that control blood insulin levels and thereby impact blood sugar.. Based on the strong evidence for the numerous health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies, Kaiser Permanente provides strong support for all mothers who choose to breastfeed.. "We have known for a long time that breastfeeding has many benefits both for mothers and babies, however, previous evidence showed only weak effects on chronic disease in women," said Tracy Flanagan, MD, director of womens health for Kaiser Permanente ...
Details of the above Series is in the link below. About Your Host Dr. Tom OBryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix, is an internationally recognized speaker, writer and expert on chronic disease and...
The flu is highly contagious. Children, seniors and people living with chronic disease are more vulnerable to the flu and are at a greater risk of serious illness and even death ...
Older adults with co-morbidity, more than one chronic condition, are at greater risk for serious falls. And sometimes its the medication, not the disease, thats to blame.
Decreased flexibility may be the result of aging, illness, injury, post-surgery, a chronic physical condition or being overweight. Physiotherapy can help you regain or improve your flexibility.
In the primary health care the most frequent reasons for consultation are the chronic diseases which require a therapeutic and preventive approach that includes educating the patient and family as essential for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities that promote adaptation, sense of responsibility, participation and decision making in self-care. Empirical evidence and medical literature suggests that the health professional faces limitations when developing content and strategies of patient education, raising the need for a model for guidance on these issues. The aim of this work is to propose an educational plan for chronic patients and their families who sketch the information about the disease, intervention strategies, monitoring and self-management, for use as a practical guide to family medicine consultation ...
Would you like to become an Improving Health: My Way Leader and help community members who are living with chronic conditions to live a healthier life? Ongoing health problems (or chronic conditions) are health problems that you usually have for the rest of your life. People who have health problems share similar challenges every day. The Improving Health: My Way Program consists of group sessions which are designed to help individuals with chronic conditions manage their health, and maintain active and fulfilling lives, despite the challenges associated with their chronic disease. People who have chronic conditions(s) can attend the sessions with a family member, friend or a support person of their choice.. ...
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is fundamental to overall health and prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems.
In the past 20 years, the number of women over 65 has grown enormously. A woman alive at the end of the 20th century can expect to live 27 years longer than her 19th century ancestor. And among the oldest old - those aged 85 and over - women outnumber men 2-to-1. This dramatic decrease in mortality rates and increase in life expectancy has created a need for quality care and services for older women. As women live longer, they become significant consumers of health care and human services as they face chronic health problems, losses encountered in later years, and impoverishment. This new book presents recent medical research on important topics dealing with women and aging ...
To evaluate our functional medicine patients and isolate the health problems underlying chronic health problems, we have the ability to order medical-quality nutritional supplements from a number of manufacturers, as well as specialized diagnostic tests from labs like Genova Diagnostics. Please feel free to contact us for consultation on which products are right for your individual health needs.. ...
Dr. B Kiran is a Consultant Pediatrician with the expertise and skill to treat children who have illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.. He prescribes and administers treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children while duly explaining the procedures and discussing test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.. He is keen on medical research and therefore participates in conferences and workshops, publishing papers in various national and International journals.. ...
Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States, yet tens of billions of dollars are wasted on ineffective treatments and surgical procedures.
Risks and Benefits. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is high and expected to increase in the future. It is unlikely that current systems of care will be adequate to provide care to patients with diabetes in the future. This study will evaluate a model of care of care , based on the Chronic Care Model, which has been provided to improve the care of patients with chronic diseases like diabetes. Patients may benefit due to improved care for their diabetes. Health care providers may benefit through an increased understanding of best methods and organization to provide care to populations of patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.. Privacy and Confidentiality:. All study data collected will be kept confidential. Respondents will not be identified by name in any presentation or publications arising from the study. Access to data is restricted to investigators and project staff. ...
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In 2012, nearly one-third of Americas adolescents were either overweight or obese, and the problem is only getting worse. The future of our country rests on the shoulders of a generation who face myriad chronic health problems, lost productivity, skyrocketing health costs and a shortened life expectancy. And the worst part is, this crisis is completely preventable.
Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems. In general, every person with diabetes needs a flu shot each year. Talk with your doctor about having a flu shot. Flu shots do not give 100 percent protection, but they do make it much harder for you to catch the flu for about 6 months. For extra safety, its a good idea for the people you live with or spend a lot of time with to get a flu shot, too. You are less likely to get the flu if the people around you dont have it.
Huggins Applied Healing was founded on the principles of educating those who may be suffering from dental materials and practices that may be connected to a variety of health issues. Many chronic health problems may have been caused by damage from dental fillings, root canals, cavitations, diet, or environmental toxins. Any of these can adversely change your body chemistry. This damage may have pushed your immune system over the edge, leaving you more susceptible to immune diseases. ...
Buy Chronic Disease Nursing at Mighty Ape NZ. Chronic disease management is a key component of all nursing care whether directly working within a chronic disease speciality or providing emergenc...
Results The electronic records show that more than half of the patients are correctly controlled in nine out of the 44 GPR studied. On the contrary, in 16 GPR the compliance rate is lower than 25% of the diagnosed patients. The smallest variability inter-centres is observed in the management of hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, obesity and diabetes, all with SCV5-95 ,0.10. Disparity is moderate in COPD and alcohol abuse (0.10,SCV5-95,0.20), high in depression, anxiety, dementia and asthma in adults (0.20,SCV5-95,0.50) and very high in asthma in children (SCV5-95≥0.50). ...
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds.
Measuring the influence of chronic diseases on health-related major life changing decisions and development of a patient-based novel instrument for its measurement
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Describing the experience of midlife women living with chronic illness as a quest for ordinariness, Kraliks research can be linked to research on the concept of normalisation. Originally used in the context of deinstitutionalising children and adults, this concept has evolved to describe a persons or familys response to illness or disability in various chronic illness contexts.1 The idea that living with a chronic illness involves processes of transition and transformation is also congruent with the emerging understanding of the experience of recovery after treatment for breast cancer.2. Strengths of Kraliks study design include the large number of participants (81 women) and the creative method of data collection over a 1 year period. Having some participants actively contributing to the process of data analysis and thematic development adds to the credibility of the findings. A possible weakness might be that participants self identified themselves as living with chronic illness. Although ...
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According to the publicized results of the study, female patients with moderate ICHRON scores were shown to be three times more likely to develop a chronic illness within the next three years compared to female patients with low ICHRON scores. Women with high ICHRON at-risk scores were 11 times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness within three years.. Similarly, men with moderate at-risk scores showed a 5.6 times greater likelihood of developing a chronic illness within three years, compared to low-scoring male patients. Men with high ICHRON scores were 14 times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness.. Ultimately, the research team concluded that ICHRONs predictions were 77 - 78% accurate in predicting which patients are at a higher risk for the development of chronic illnesses.. ...
Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, rank among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems throughout the United States.
This Conquering Chronic Diseases conference will devote a full day to the successful integrative care for cardiovascular diseases and a simultaneous full-day session for integrative Lyme treatment (including coinfections). Also, two full days will be devoted to the successful integrative care of cancer patients, and there will be a simultaneous two-day session on the neuro-regeneration treatment for dementia, autism and other chronic neuro-degenerative diseases. You will not want to miss attending this four-in-one conference, so register now since seating is limited.. ...
Ageing Australian city-dwellers are more likely to suffer from non-infectious chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cancer and asthma than their rural counterparts, according to new research from the University ...
All chronic diseases have various elements, but one thing they all share in common is the emotional and mental health aspect which often gets overlooked, especially when physical symptoms of chronic d...
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