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Heart Disease, Cancer, and Dementia

Heart Disease, Cancer, and Dementia

In "A Hierarchy of Diseases", I discussed various classes of diseases and some of the challenges that each class poses as we attempt to develop cures.  In this article, we will look at some data to see where we are in addressing some of these challenges. In the 1950s, heart disease was a major killer … Continue reading Heart Disease, Cancer, and Dementia

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A Hierarchy of Diseases

A Hierarchy of Diseases

In this article, I will present different disease types and order them from external to internal.  We will see that our approaches to each disease differ through these categories.  Note that this is not an exhaustive list of categories (i.e. some diseases may not fall into these categories, and some diseases may fall into more … Continue reading A Hierarchy of Diseases