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Wellbeing Weekly – Obesity-Related Cancer Starting Younger, Lagging Adoption of Data Analytics and Burden of Chronic Disease Continuing to Crush Costs

Posted May 03, 2019 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLBEING, OBESITY, CHRONIC DISEASE, WORKSITE WELLNESS, HEALTHCARE COSTS, DATA ANALYTICS, Population Health

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Obesity-Related Cancers

Study Finds Some Obesity-Related Cancers on The Rise in Americans Under 50
Chicago Tribune

In a new analysis, researchers found that prevalence of six obesity-related cancers increased in adults under age 50 between the years 1995 and 2004, with steeper rises in the youngest age groups.

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics in Widespread Use, But Not for Population Health
Health IT Analytics

Healthcare organizations are making data-driven insights part of their strategic plans, but few are actively using analytics for population health.

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Chronic Diseases

U.S. Economic Burden of Chronic Diseases Tops $3.8 Trillion — Expected to Double
Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. economic burden of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer has reached about $3.8 trillion in direct and indirect costs—or nearly one-fifth of GDP, according to a new report.

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