Impact of Preventable Diseases - 93195

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Unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise are costing the United States billions of dollars in the treatment of preventable diseases, a new report from the United, the American Public Health Association, and Prevention finds.

The twentieth edition of America's Health Rankings (116 pages, PDF) found that the nation's healthcare system has become adept at treating certain illnesses and disease, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, Americans are struggling to modify behaviors that contribute to chronic diseases in the first place. As a result, the United States spends more per capita th