Saturday, December 12, 2009

Take Charge of Your Heatlh

According to AARP writer Mary A Fisher until the mid 20th century more people died of infectious diseases such as diphtheria, polio, meningitis and polio. Now chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardio-vascular disease are killing people and most insurance companies and doctors don't know how to shift the model of care to address needs for improved diet, smoking cessation and exercise to address these conditions. Exceptions are the Chronic Disease Managment Programs first nationally adopted by Kaiser permante in 1998 and spreading throughout the country.Check out this article at: Take Charge of Your Health and nurse Kate Lorig's story and book.

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