To reduce the already staggering impact of obesity, we must set aside simplistic biases about this complex, chronic disease and aggressively pursue innovative, evidence-based approaches for both treatment and prevention of obesity.
Obesity is already taking a toll on our society, both on personal and economic levels. More than one-third (about 35.7%) of American adults are affected by obesity, a serious disease that is tied to more than 30 other health conditions, including heart disease and cancer.
The obesity rates in America have risen steadily over the past 30 years. The time to tackle the problem of obesity before it takes a staggering personal and economic toll on society has already passed. Obesity currently takes an enormous personal and economic toll on our society. Research from Scott Kahan for The Fiscal Times indicates that obesity in America costs over 30 billion dollars per year. With over 30 percent of the adult population being obese, the economic, medical, and emotional well-being of individuals and society is already negatively impacted.
Medicare Part D is an incredibly important and successful program that provides seniors and persons with disabilities with access to affordable prescription drug coverage. While recent surveys indicating about 90 percent of beneficiaries are satisfied with their Part D coverage, you may not know about all the ways Medicare provides value to beneficiaries.
Get Involved to Protect Women’s Health During Cervical Health Awareness Month
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Many people likely don’t realize that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. This means 79 million Americans, both men and women, currently carry the virus, which in some cases can lead to cervical cancer.