Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Agency maps obesity prevalence among U.S. states

Twenty-three U.S. states had an adult obesity prevalence between 25% and 30% in 2013, while 18 states had between 30% and 35% and two showed a prevalence of 35% or higher, according to a CDC report.

Persistent Pain in Older Patients: Best Practices

Persistent pain in later life is prevalent, costly, and often disabling to patients.

New NIH research awards to address multiple chronic conditions

Three new research awards — totaling up to $19.4 million over five years — will address the growing proportion of the U.S. population that has multiple chronic medical conditions.

Agencies unveil Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge was unveiled by HHS and the CDC on Wednesday to identify providers that are leveraging health IT to boost the heart health and blood pressure control.

Federal program tests models for improving patient care

The Affordable Care Act created the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to launch experiments in every state studying whether novel health care reimbursement models and networks can save money and improve public health.

USPSTF Releases 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

USPSTF Releases 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

CDC ranks states for elderly health-related quality of life

Health-related quality of life scores for adults ages 65 and older were highest in Delaware, New Hampshire, Nevada, Arizona and Vermont, the CDC reported.

An Aspirin a Day? Only If You Have Had a Heart Attack

If you never have had any cardiovascular problems, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says you should not take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke.