This articleis an overview of the status of noncommunicable diseases in the world. I think it is a very neat summary of what we have been calling chronic diseases. Noncommunicable diseases is a better term to encompass these diseases.  (http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMra1109345) 

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