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...Public Health It is important to clarify the difference between disease and illness. For Larsen and Lubkin (2009, p. 4), disease presents a status of standardized pathological process. In contrast, illness is characterized by individual symptom experiences. A specific example is the prevalence of circulatory conditions in most communities in United Kingdom (European Observatory on Health Care Systems, 1999, p. 3). At this point, processes in anatomical and functional alterations, such as enlargement of coronary parts or narrowing of vessels, comprise the disease concept. In relative text, an illness behavior is apparent in an excerpt in Figure 1 (please see Appendix... Disease and Illness: Impact in...