By 2030, the “median 10-year risk of heart disease will increase to about 15% for men and 8.6% in women” according to a Health Affairs study reported in Beckers Hospital Review. This is an increase from 12.7% in men and 6.8% in women that was the incidence in 1991. According to the study’s author, Dr. Ankur Pandya, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate the cost of coronary artery disease to be $108.9 billion annually, including healthcare services, medications and lost productivity.

Some Cardiology resources:

Adult Congenital Heart Association
6757 Greene St., Suite 335, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Telephone: (888) 921-242-2242


American Heart Association
7320 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: (800) 373-242-8721


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Telephone: (301) 592-8573


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
222 Queen St., Suite 1402, Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9 Canada
Telephone: (613) 569-4361


Heart Association of Australia
80 William St., Level 3, Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia
Telephone: 11-61-2-300-36-2787

Some Diabetes resources:

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311
Telephone: (800) 342-2383


American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Telephone: (312) 899-0040


Australian Diabetes Society
145 Macquarie St., Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: 61-2-9256-5462


Canadian Diabetes Association
National Life Building, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2R5 Canada
Telephone: (800) 226-8464


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (800) 533-2873