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Op-ed: Chronic Illness Epidemic in America: It’s More Common Than You Think

Op-ed: Chronic Illness Epidemic in America: It’s More Common Than You Think

Chronic illness is not uncommon in America. A chronic illness is typically defined as conditions that last one or more years and require ongoing medical attention or limit daily living. More serious chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes have become leading causes of death and disability in the United States, adding to the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs. 

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