Multiple Chronic Illnesses Plague the Elderly

  • Vladimir Canudas-Romo



Even with all the advances in medicine that occur with greater frequency than ever before in history, increases in life expectancy among older Americans is slowing. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say it has to do with the fact that close to 80 percent of people 67 and over are afflicted with more than one serious medical condition and, as a result, live shorter lives. “Living with multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and heart failure is now the norm and not the exception in the United States.”
Periode24. jul. 2014