Eli Lilly introduces chronic disease health book

INDIANAPOLIS Eli Lilly has unveiled a new product to help people battle chronic diseases. The product is a free pocket-sized health book titled, “A Healthy You! – America’s Guide to Healthy Living.”

Inside the 148-page health resource book, readers will find useful tips and information on key measures. Chapters include: exercise and nutrition, children's health, women's health, men's health, older adults, mental health, diabetes, living heart healthy, cancer screening, substance abuse and tobacco cessation, veterans health, and patient assistance programs.

"If you've ever tried to learn about a healthcare issue, you have probably found an endless stream of information and resources. While this is encouraging, it can also be overwhelming," said Jack Bailey, a vice president at Eli Lilly. "That's exactly why we created this free book: to make it simple for Americans to find the answers they need to lead healthy lives."

According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic diseases account for 70 percent of all deaths in the United States, 1.7 million each year. These diseases also cause major limitations in daily living for almost 1-out-of-10 Americans, or about 25 million people.

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