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Report Rounds Up Proven Prevention Programs

September 22, 2009
CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS

A report issued Monday rounds up high-quality, peer-reviewed studies that show how community-based prevention measures can help reduce preventable diseases.

Trust for America's Health and the New York Academy of Medicine put together the report in the wake of findings that 36 percent of deaths in the United States can be tracked back to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Those deaths could be decreased if Americans cut back on smoking, increased their exercise and adopted healthier eating habits, the report indicates.

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