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Preventable illness makes up approximately 80% percent of the burden of illness and 90% of all healthcare costs.

Preventable illness accounts for eight of the nine leading categories of death.

What are we doing about it?

 

Flu Prevention Strategies
We urge readers to review the flu pandemic archive (updated daily) for concise details about the H1N1 swine flu, why it exists, and the factual information behind the media hype.

Protection Strategies For The H1N1 Swine Flu
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  Child Obesity Prevention in Schools
In the past 20 years, obesity among 6- to 11-year-old children has risen 54 percent, according to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Fat kids often suffer socially and have a greater risk of developing conditions like heart disease and diabetes. The "Active Health & Wellness Program" was developed to curb the child obesity epidemic. Help us help schools create healthier environments for children to decrease their risk factors for disease.

 Read a PDF report on Child Obesity
"Public Health Crisis, Prevention as a Cure"

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  More Emphasis Needed on
Prevention to Defeat Chronic Disease

Preventable illness makes up approximately 80 percent of the burden of illness and accounts for eight of the nine leading categories of death (ref). So why are so many of us dying from preventable conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer? What are governments doing wrong? Why is modern medicine continuously failing us? What can we do to positively impact our future health and make things right?
  WHO Releases Independent Expert
Report on Prevention of Chronic Disease

An independent study, examining the interrelationship between diet, nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease was released by WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The expert report will form a scientific basis for the development of a Global Prevention Strategy against chronic disease through Diet, Physical Activity and Health to be adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2004.
  Physical Activity Fundamental
to Preventing Disease

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this excellent report which clearly presents the need for immediate change to effect a healthier, more active lifestyle. The report uses more than 30 scientific publications to establish and support the relationship between physical inactivity and chronic disease.
  Building the Case for the
Prevention of Chronic Disease

This report is an important recent development on behalf of the Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease and prepared by Dexter Harvey, Ethel Hook, Jennifer Kozyniak, and Morgan Selvanathan for the Disease Intervention Division, Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease.
  Exercise & Preventing Disease
It wasn't too long ago that people with conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, arthritis, asthma and heart disease, were told by Physicians to "take it easy","stay in bed" or ingest several medications in order to stabilize these conditions. Today, there is little doubt how the impact of lifestyle changes, including exercise, can dramatically prevent, treat and even cure many of these ailments.
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