Find information about heart disease, cancer,  diabetes and other chronic diseases

Chronic Disease Information

About two-thirds of all deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic disease. The most common of these are heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease and diabetes. Use the links below for more information or learn more in the eLearning course, Introduction to Chronic Disease.

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Chronic Disease Links


Heart Disease


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Medline Plus (most available in Spanish)

Cancer Medical Terms (PDF)




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MedlinePlus  (most available in Spanish)

Diabetes Medical Terms (PDF)


Diabetes Complications


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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD Medical Terms (PDF)


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Mental Illness




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