Health promotion for the aging

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Millions of Americans die prematurely each year from diseases which are preventable. Additional millions needlessly suffer the debilitating consequences of chronic disease. The responsibility for the existence of these conditions cannot be placed solely on deficiencies of our health care delivery system. It is estimated that about four-fifths of the nearly two million annual deaths in this country and more than half of the disability caused by chronic disease are strongly related to detrimental individual behavior and habits of living.1 The cost of treating these chronic diseases is staggering.

Additional Information

Publication
Eta Sigma Gamman, 16, 1, 3-6
Language: English
Date: 1984
Keywords
health promotion, premature death, chronic disease