COPD: 16 million in the U.S. alone have COPD and as many as 12 million more have undiagnosed COPD. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Over 60 million people around the world have moderate or severe COPD. COPD costs the U.S. around $30 billion dollars a year in healthcare expenses.
Source: CDC

Asthma: 25 million have asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year. About 12 million with asthma have asthma attacks, many of which could have been prevented. Asthma costs the U.S. about $56 billion each year.
Source: CDC

CHF (Heart Failure): Almost 6 million adults in the United States have heart failure. Nearly 10% of all deaths include heart failure as a contributing cause. About half of the people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis. Heart failure costs the U.S. an estimated $30.7 billion each year.
Source: CDC

Cystic Fibrosis: According to data collected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are about 30,000 Americans, 3,000 Canadians, and 20,000 Europeans with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems in children and young adults.
Source: CDC

Not a large patient population, but we want to serve those children.

Infertile Women: Percent of married women aged 15-49 with impaired fecundity: 16.2%.   [Impaired fecundity is defined as difficulty in either getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to live birth.]   Percent of married women aged 15-49 that are infertile: 8.8%
Source: CDC

These include patients suspected of having polycystic ovary syndrome.

Pregnant Women: There were approximately 3.79 million births that occurred in 2018, over 7 million in 2000.   Source: CDC

Women who become pregnant should be monitored for infections, infections which may affect the mother or the baby.   "Some infections can be passed to the baby before or during birth and damage the baby or cause a miscarriage or premature birth." Lara A. Friel, MD, PhD, University of Texas Medical School.

Healthcare Workers: CDC estimates more than 9,200 health care workers have been infected with COVID-19. According to the report, 55% reported having contact with a COVID-19 patient in the healthcare setting.
Source: CDC

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