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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled, but not cured. Chronic illness affects the population worldwide. As described by the Centers for Disease Control, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable. Many chronic diseases can be effectively controlled. Examples of chronic diseases include: 

  • Asthma
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

Many chronic diseases can be prevented or controlled by staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle. Visit our Health Topics page to read more about chronic disease, and our Events page to participate in upcoming community health events.