01. My father has had [chronic] back pain ever since he got injured at work 5 years ago.
02. There seems to be a [chronic] shortage of nurses in this state due to the poor salaries medical professionals are paid here.
03. My grandma is [chronically] ill with a number of problems typically associated with the elderly.
04. Schools are [chronically] underfunded in this country, leading to crowded classrooms, and a deterioration in the quality of education.
05. Tracey is a [chronic] worrier that gets upset about everything.
06. With cuts to social programs in this country, [chronic] poverty is increasing at an alarming rate.
07. Kyoung-Jin is a [chronic] smoker, and is simply unable to quit.
08. Charles Mayo once noted that while there are several [chronic] diseases more destructive to life than cancer, none is more feared.
09. He has a [chronic] injury in his elbow because he plays so much tennis.
10. In past centuries, mortality was high for three main reasons: acute and [chronic] food shortage; epidemic disease; and poor public-health standards.
11. She has [chronic] headaches that make her feel terrible, but she doesn't want to see the doctor about it.
12. He has a [chronic] knee injury that has forced him to quit football.
13. Having a [chronic] disease does not mean you can no longer enjoy the good things in life: these diseases may not be curable, but they can often be controlled.
14. Bathing in hot springs is said to be good for the treatment of [chronic] disease, and the promotion of health.
15. Adults with [chronic] health problems should first consult a physician before beginning a new program of physical activity.
16. Because of its [chronic] shortage of workers, Switzerland has encouraged migrant laborers to come to the country for the past century.
17. Recent studies show that 300 million children are [chronically] malnourished.
18. An Australian scientist recently announced that people born in the autumn live longer than those born in the spring, and are less likely to fall [chronically] ill when they are older.
19. The [chronic] energy shortages Armenia suffered in past years have been largely overcome by the energy supplied by one of its nuclear power plants.
20. [Chronic] stress in one's living environment contributes to weakened immune system functioning.

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