chronic disease control

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The strategies and tactics that can be deployed to identify, prevent, or minimize effects of the diverse range of conditions of public health importance not caused by transmissible agents. Many are better described as noncommunicable conditions (diseases). The principal diseases for which preventive measures can be used include cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and some degenerative diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems and of bones and joints. Strategic and tactical approaches include early detection by screening or case-finding, disease-specific interventions such as regulation of diet and insulin for diabetes and health-promotion programs such as exercise and diet regimens for obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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