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  •  Mostly we have more chronic illness (2+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon, mmacdDE

    because we are living longer and have time to develop them.  And once we develop them, many of us are surviving longer, in some cases despite missed or delayed diagnosis and discontinuous care.

    There are certainly some environmental factors that increase problems for those with chronic conditions; for example air quality problems can damage people with existing heart or lung disease more than the healthy.  And there are chronic vector borne and infectious disease processes also.

    Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

    by barbwires on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:17:15 PM PDT

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