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10 million Americans are disabled as a result of stroke and heart disease.

Reference

Title
Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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