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Modern medicine relies on specific terms to describe different things. So it is important that we start at the beginning and understand the definitions of the most basic concepts.
Source: Health Writer Hub Modern medicine continues to fight against these chronic diseases and disorders. While it has yet to develop cures for many of them, in every region of the world, the likelihood of dying from these chronic diseases has consistently gone down since the beginning of the 21st Century.
Source: World Health Organization
The Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is likely the most comprehensive study on diseases and disorders to date. In a special podcast, the publication reviews its findings from the 2016 edition.
Today modern Americans suffer from diseases that are a direct result of our lifestyles; our diets, activity levels and environments have created many of today’s problems. But our lifestyles are continually changing, and as they change one should wonder what the future’s chronic diseases will look like.