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.
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.
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