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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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E-Cigarette Ads and Youth

7 in 10 US middle and high school kids saw ads in 2014.

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Stroke Risk for Black Women

Black women have twice the risk of white women. [PDF - 910 KB]

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Epilepsy in Schoolchildren

School staff are a vital part of epilepsy care.

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Take Action for Arthritis

Physical activity can improve function in people with arthritis.