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Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases

90 percent of our nation’s 3.8 trillion in healthcare expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions, according to a report by the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. For example, the article points out more than 868,000 Americans die of heart disease or stroke every year—that’s one-third of all deaths. The top chronic diseases noted …

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Is Telehealth Key to Achieving Health Equity in Long-Term Care?

Attribution: Article from Guidehouse.com – August 11, 2021 | Insights The adoption of telehealth soared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has become an integral platform of healthcare for many—especially vulnerable populations. Many older, low-income, disabled, and rural Americans, for instance, have appreciated the ease of virtual medical check-ins and immediate access to care when in-person visits weren’t necessary— one …