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Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Chronic diseases - such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis - are the leading causes of disability and death throughout the United States. More than 40% of adults suffer from a chronic disease, and chronic diseases are responsible for 23% of all hospitalizations. Six out of every 10 deaths are caused by chronic diseases.

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Explore Multiple Chronic Conditions in North Carolina | 2020 Annual Report | AHR

Many adults in North Carolina have three or more of the following chronic health conditions: arthritis; asthma; chronic kidney disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; cardiovascular disease (heart disease, heart attack or stroke); cancer (excluding skin); depression; diabetes. If you suspect you are in this category, please discuss ALL of these issues with Dr. Rupe during your appointment.

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Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases | CDC

Chronic diseases have significant health and economic costs in the United States. Preventing chronic diseases, or managing symptoms when prevention is not possible, can reduce these costs. It is vitally important you have a medical provider that can determine if you are facing chronic illness before it has a chance to take hold.

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Mayo Clinic

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic provides detailed information about diseases and conditions that can affect your health. As a family medicine expert recognized in more than 30 states, Dr. Carol Rupe can answer your most detailed questions about you and your family's health.

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Patient Education – UpToDate

From the basic questions answered about any disease process, to delving into more complex issues and answers, UpToDate is a very helpful site to explore more information about your own medical needs.

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WebMD

WebMD is the well-known medical site that can answer many questions about health concerns. With podcasts, newsletters, blogs and more, covering a wide range of medical topics, WebMD can help you understand more of what you may be experiencing. Dr. Carol Rupe will take the time to listen to your needs, and go into detail regarding your diagnosis and treatment.

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