It’s Time to Face the Music. Fear Is Driving Up Healthcare Costs

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cancers, diabetes, heart and chronic lung diseases, account for 40 million (70%) of the world’s 56 million annual deaths. Practically half of the people who die from these often-treatable illnesses are under 70 years of age. While some lack access to care, is that the primary reason so many are treated when they are seriously ill? The…

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