Infographic: The Dollars and Sense of Chronic Disease

Friday, October 5th, 2012
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Nearly one in two Americans suffers from a chronic disease, defined as a noncommunicable disease (NCD) prolonged in duration, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death in the United States.

The most common behaviors that lead to chronic disease and the economic toll of chronic diseases is explored in this Harvard School of Public Health infographic.
The Dollars and Sense of Chronic Disease

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