Chronic disease

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one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates.

See also: Chronic

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It was clear to me at a glance that he was in the grip of some deadly and chronic disease.
Patients who had chronic diseases or whose lives had long been worn threadbare, like old Featherstone's, had been at once inclined to try him; also, many who did not like paying their doctor's bills, thought agreeably of opening an account with a new doctor and sending for him without stint if the children's temper wanted a dose, occasions when the old practitioners were often crusty; and all persons thus inclined to employ Lydgate held it likely that he was clever.
High chronic disease risk scores were also associated with substantial reduction in life span.
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control, 4th Edition
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control" is an update of the classic, but its new name belies its new focus: Not just on chronic diseases themselves and how they might be treated, but how they might be prevented as well.
The Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCC) for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention Program is being launched by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
2] question whether this increase in chronic disease truly reflects worse health.
Improved management and prevention of chronic disease will be crucial for the next administration.
M2 PHARMA-June 23, 2015-Ontario government to invest USD25m in chronic disease study over five years
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 23, 2015-Ontario government to invest USD25m in chronic disease study over five years
And yet chronic disease has become a major social problem that requires a collective response.
Importantly, it has been recognized that a significant proportion of the burden that accompanies chronic disease can be prevented or minimized through effective management.

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