Journal of Health Education Research & Development

ISSN: 2380-5439

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Knox Van Dyke

Morgantown, WV 26506

  • Research Article
    The Incredible Costs of Chronic Diseases: Why they Occur and Possible Preventions and/or Treatments
    Author(s): Knox Van DykeKnox Van Dyke

    The United States government spends 3 trillion dollars on disease treatment each and every year. Chronic diseases are responsible for 86% of these health care costs. Chronic diseases are linked to 70% of the deaths that occur each year. The costs worldwide are likely even greater. After the age of 50, at least 50% of the people from the US have at least one chronic disease. About 1/3 of the US population has some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. Why does this continue and certainly it is a major factor in the debt of the United States which is approximately 20 trillion dollars. How can the government and our medical people including scientists allow this outrage to continue? Is it because we do not understand the cause of chronic diseases? Certainly we have not developed effective medications and or treatments; so even if we knew what the root cause of chronic diseases coul.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000182

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