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Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% of our nation’s health care costs. Find out how CDC’s chronic disease prevention system brings together data, health care systems, and communities to support healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors for all Americans.

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Cancer Screening

Women aged 50 to 74 should get a mammogram every 2 years.

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Advance Care Planning

Take steps to get the care you would want if you couldn’t speak for yourself.

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Physical Activity

Walking is a great way to get the physical activity you need for good health.

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Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy prevention is one of CDC’s top six priorities.

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