Investigators found no evidence that comorbidities changed treatment efficacy across any of 23 conditions studied, including dementia, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.
Healthcare providers will need to handle not only growing need, but care that’s more complex, the authors of a spring 2023 health trends report say.
There are 15% higher odds of later developing dementia with each added chronic condition, investigators say.
Lower grip strength is linked to signs of biological aging. Like smoking, it is a powerful predictor of disease and mortality, investigators say.
Five hours or less of sleep each night is a recipe for multimorbidity in seniors, the authors of a long-term study contend.
Identifying high-risk disease clusters could help clinicians to better target patients for dementia care, researchers say.
The impact of chronic disease and the inequitable burden of COVID-19 must be addressed as the U.S. moves into a new pandemic phase, two experts contend.
Most primary care physicians foresee a time when dementia is managed as a chronic disease, new surveys from Quest Diagnostics have found.
Pharmacists will continue to move into central roles in healthcare, including chronic disease management in the adult patient population, the authors say.
Even mild COVID-19 may adversely affect the lungs, as found in a sample of relatively healthy individuals from the general population, investigators report.
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