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Disability Studies: A Student Success Guide

Librarian-curated guide to resources and information on disabilities topics, from Student Success

What are Chronic Health Conditions?

Chronic Health Conditions is a large category of disability and disease - the CDC's definition broadly includes any condition that lasts 1 year or longer and requires on-going medical attention or limits to daily living activities (taken from Some of the biggest chronic illness in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, but many others fall into this category, such as allergies, arthritis, asthma, and other types of physical and mental impairments. On this page, you can learn more about a few of these kinds of disabilities, but be sure to explore the overlapping pages for other kinds of disabilities as well.

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