“You feel like you’re not going to get better and you feel like you’re dying,” she said. According to the Centers for Disease Control, C-Diff kills thousands of people every year and that number is growing. “It’s between three and six-fold more common than it was just ten years ago,” explained Dr. Rocco Riccardi of Lahey Clinic. Antibiotics are the standard treatment, but that doesn’t always work… the CDC blames a new strain of the bacteria for the increased cases of the bug.
“Don’t just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education…exceed them!”
By 2012, approximately 12 million Americans older than 50 years are expected to have osteoporosis.
Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups, and the first “baby boomers” (adults born between 1946 and 1964) will turn 65 in 2011. More than 37 million people in this group (60 percent) will manage more than 1 chronic condition by 2030.
Our challenge and opportunity is to avoid preventable diseases from occurring in the first place.” Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation‟s health spending.