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Chronic Diseases

A chronic disease is any serious condition that lasts one year or more and requires ongoing medical attention or limits activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases can typically be treated, but not cured. They can be based on your family history or the result of poor diet, little exercise, smoking and/or excessive alcohol use.

Chronic diseases are so common today that 6 in 10 Americans have at least one chronic condition. Some of the most common are: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease.

There is good news, though. Chronic diseases are preventable and can be managed. There are things we can do as individuals and as a community to live longer healthier lives. Learn more by clicking the tiles below.




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Lead Poisoning

Lung Disease

School Health

Tobacco & Smoking

Updated June 18, 2024, 9:39 AM