June 25, 2011

USA: Protecting Yourself From Medical Costs and Disability

NEW  YORK, NY / WebMD /  Healthy Aging Center / June 25, 2011

Most Expensive Medical Expenses 

Protecting Yourself From Medical Costs and Disability

Slideshow: Top 11 Medical Expenses

Heart Conditions: $95.6 Billion

More than 80 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, which claims more than 860,000 lives a year. Heart disease is the most expensive U.S. health condition, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. To reduce your risk of heart disease complications, maintain a healthy weight by eating right and getting regular exercise. Don't smoke. Be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations to control other risk factors, like high blood pressure and diabetes.

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