CDC Says More Work Needed To Manage Heart Disease
A majority of U.S. residents who are at risk for heart disease are not doing enough to manage their health, according to a CDC report. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said that nearly half of the U.S. adult population has either high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels. He added that two-thirds of adults with high cholesterol and 50% of those with high blood pressure are not being treated effectively, even though more than 80% of those individuals have either public or private health insurance.
- "U.S. Health System Not Helping Heart Disease: CDC" (Fox, Reuters, 2/1).