Infographic: With Longer Lives Comes Higher Rates of Chronic Disease

While patients may be living longer, their quality of life may be impacted by a chronic disease.

Chronic diseases are defined as conditions that are controllable but not curable. These illnesses include heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, COPD, diabetes, and arthritis.

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Beyond the actual epidemic of disease is the staggering number of dollars associated with healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Take a look at what chronic diseases are making the biggest impact on the health of Americans.

Sick! Epidemic of Chronic Diseases
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