Chronic diseases such as – heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, and diabetes – represent 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic conditions accounted for approximately 86% of our nation’s health care costs in 2010. These diseases are among the most common and costly of all health conditions, but they are also among the most preventable. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, being physically active, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and visiting a health care provider regularly are all ways to lead healthier lives and work to prevent chronic disease risks.
The good news is, there are programs in Nebraska that are designed to help prevent, or delay, ones risk for developing chronic diseases. Follow the links below to learn more.