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Chronic Health Conditions & Obesity

A couple of weeks ago you wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper, describing how communities influence the health of their residents. The editor has received a great number of compliments about the information you shared. People in town have heard about the idea of forming a coalition and want to know more. Therefore, you have been asked to write a weekly article.

For this week's column, you want to raise awareness of chronic diseases because you've heard many people say they will probably develop a chronic disease as a natural part of getting older. This should be an educational article, not an opinion piece.

Please address the following:
1.Provide a one paragraph overview of the various types of chronic diseases.
2.Identify one chronic health condition the Springdale Community Coalition should be especially concerned about.
3.Explain the power of prevention as opposed to treating the disease after it develops. Give some examples.
4.What steps has your state taken to prevent or reduce the burden of this chronic disease?

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1.Provide a one paragraph overview of the various types of chronic diseases.

Arthritis is a chronic inflammation of the joints that plague millions of Americans inhibiting their ability to enjoy life causing chronic pain. Arthritis stems from many different reasons and afflictions but the extent of this chronic disease is prolific across the world. When someone gets this chronic disease, they will be unable to cure it, but it can be managed through appropriate treatment and medicine as best as possible. There are different levels of pain that sufferers of this disease experience.


Asthma is a chronic disease that can be acquired through genetics and can be deadly for the most severe cases. The disease is characterized by a shortness of breath or inability to catch one's breath. The disease is lifelong for most and can be managed with effective treatment and medicine. The disease is prevalent throughout the ...

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Almost 600 words outline types of chronic diseases brought on by obesity.