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Wellbeing Weekly – Chicagoans Fear Drugs and Obesity, Tech Expert Forecasts Health for Less and CKD Leading the Way Among Chronic Diseases

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Chicago Adults Consider Drug Abuse, Obesity Biggest Problems Facing City’s Children, New Survey Shows 
Chicago Tribune

According to a new survey, 64 percent of Chicago residents see drug abuse as a big problem, followed closely by the 62 percent who thought obesity was the most pressing issue facing kids.

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Hacking Health Care: How Tech Will Drive Down Costs 
Wall Street Journal

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Technology Association, explains how robots, sensors and AI will keep us healthy for less

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CKD Death and Disability Outpacing Other Chronic Diseases 

From 2002 to 2016, the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States grew faster than that of other noncommunicable diseases, according to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study.

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