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Chronic Illness

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Chronic Illness Defined: 3 Autoimmune Diseases and Why They Matter

Annie Simon · October 17, 2019

Chronic illness covers a broad assortment of health conditions, but there are some that never get recognition because of the lack of public dialogue. Today, MedTruth recognizes three underrecognized autoimmune diseases.

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Chronicon, First-Ever Chronic Illness Conference, Comes to New York

MedTruth Editors · October 9, 2019

On October 28, medical professionals and social influencers will gather to bring visibility to the topic of chronic illness. As one of the most prevalent health conditions the U.S. population, the event is a long-anticipated one. The first-ever chronic illness event, spearheaded by chronic illness advocated Nitika Chopra, is bound to be illuminating and inclusive for all who will be in attendance.

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Photo of a girl in a wheel chair who copes with a chronic illness hugging her partner, learning ways to cope with chronic illness.

Seeing Chronic Illness: Symptoms, Stigmas and Solutions

S. Nicole Lane · June 5, 2019

Approximately 133 million people in the United States suffer from a chronic illness according to a report by the National Health Council. By 2020, that number is estimated to hit 157 million. Unfortunately, these large numbers don't mean chronic illness is largely understood or widely acknowledged.

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