Latest chronic diseases Stories

2011-08-02 13:04:29

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations (150 minutes of moderate activity each week and muscle-strengthening activity twice a week) to maintain good health.

2011-05-17 16:05:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares for a "silver tsunami," a new report released today by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) highlights inadequate funding by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for research of aging-related illnesses and issues a call for the needed investments aimed at preventing, treating or curing chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, that mostly affect older Americans.

2011-05-04 11:20:00

WHEATON, Ill., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformationConnections.org, the informative website for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases, was recently launched by the Marianjoy Medical Library.

2011-04-25 16:55:51

Interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings, as well as prevention of HIV/sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

2011-04-19 14:21:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today shows that eye exams are often the first to detect chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

2011-03-28 11:46:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca have teamed to deliver critical medicines to help people living with chronic diseases throughout the United States.

2011-03-07 21:21:33

Chinese people with a body mass index (BMI) of 24-25.9 had the lowest risk of death.

2011-01-31 14:07:58

Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.

2011-01-12 14:08:20

Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases.

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