You can’t go very far these days without hearing about blood pressure. It’s a big health concern, especially for older people and African Americans. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) predisposes you to a raft of serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and erectile dysfunction. You can reduce your risk of hypertension…more
Will Chronic Diseases Sink the Ship?
Chronic diseases account for about 70% of US medical care expenses, which totaled $2.9 trillion in year 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty percent of Americans over age 65 have at least two chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease. Given the rising proportion of senior citizens in the US population, preventing chronic diseases is critical to maintaining a viable medical care system.more