Common chronic conditions.

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Cardiovascular disease: 64 million Americans have some form of heart disease; $368 billion total cost per year.

Asthma: 20.3 million Americans have asthma; 14.5 million work days lost per year due to asthma; $1.4 billion per year in productivity lost due to parents caring for children with lost school days due to asthma

Diabetes: 12.1 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes; $98 billion total estimated medical cost per year; diabetics per capita medical cost 2.4 times that of similar people without diabetes

Obesity: Over 64 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese

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