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Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: Introduction

Serious chronic illnesses are a major health issue in modern society. Any illness is called "chronic" if it is long-lasting or even lifelong. The opposite of chronic is "acute", referring to diseases that come on quickly and often do not last long (if they last, they are said to become "chronic"). In the USA, more than 90 million people have a chronic illness, and the top 5 chronic illnesses (heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes) together cause more than two-thirds of all deaths. ...more »

Symptoms of Chronic Illness

  • Symptoms vary depending on the underlying condition involved
  • Chronic symptoms
  • Persistent illness
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Treatments for Chronic Illness

Wrongly Diagnosed with Chronic Illness?

Chronic Illness: Related Patient Stories

Chronic Illness: Deaths

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Types of Chronic Illness

Causes of Chronic Illness

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Disease Topics Related To Chronic Illness

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Illness

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Prognosis for Chronic Illness

Research about Chronic Illness

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Statistics for Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: Broader Related Topics

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