CHRONIC DISEASES MAKE FOR A PERFECT STORM

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Description: [...] more than 1 09 million Americans have at least one of seven chronic diseases, for a total of 162 million cases as follows: * Cancers, 10.6 million cases (3.6% of the population) * Diabetes, 13.7 million cases (4.7%) * Heart disease, 19.1 million cases (6.6%) * Hypertension, 36.8 million cases (12.6%) * Mental disorders, 30.3 million cases (10.4%) * Pulmonary conditions, 49.2 million cases (16.9%) * Stroke, 2.4 million cases (0.8%) On our current path, the Institute predicts a 42% increase in cases of the seven chronic diseases by 2023 and $4.2 trillion in treatment costs and lost economic output.
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