Health And Chronic Disease Category Professional
Health & Chronic Disease – By the age of fifty most of us will be diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases for which we will be prescribed medication. Chronic diseases include heart disease, diabetes, breathing difficulties, cancer and other diseases treated by medication. How does one disease relate to another? Does the diagnosis of one disease result in another disease? Managing health and chronic disease becomes a part of our daily life. Learn helpful information to make the best of health and daily life.
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Research indicates that intelligence predicts mid-life biological aging.1 Low intelligence is associated not just with premature death, but also with a range of health conditions, beginning with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in the first half of the life course, followed by type 2 diabetes and heart disease in later life, and dementia in old age.(2)
Meditation, but not just any kind, has the potential to lower your blood pressure, increase your ability to learn and clear your mind. Transcendental meditation, a technique offered in the United States since 1959 has medically and statistically proven benefits to your health.
When I was a child, Valentine’s Day was a significant day. My mom purchased the small box of cards on which I would print the names of all of my classmates; especially the one boy who I hoped would like me. As I grew up, Valentine’s Day continued to have special meaning. Flowers would (or would not) show up in the workplace, dinners would (or would not) occur, I would (or would not) have a special person to acknowledge on this date. Then I began to realize that I didn’t really need this date to do something special for someone, or for myself. I could recognize myself or others anytime during the year.
Managing Urinary Tract Infections Interview with Martha Klay, RN,MSN,APRN– Podcast Time 28:34
Martha Klay is a clinician and owner of a private practice focusing on women’s health issues. In this interview with Pamela D. Wilson she discusses issues related to treatment and diagnosis of urinary tract infections as well as medications to treat this diagnosis.
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Oral health becomes more important as we age. Research indicates poor oral health to be a factor in the diagnosis of poor cognitive function (a diagnosis of dementia and related diseases)1,3, increased risk for heart disease, metabolic disease and stroke1 and poor oral care results in frequent hospitalizations due to a diagnosis of pneumonia2. Numerous studies have identified mouth care in nursing homes as inadequate4. Research indicates the positive benefits of a person centered approach to mouth care.
Caregiving is more often than not an unexpected event. Many caregivers have a daily routine caring for a loved one. Some caregivers continue working; some stay at home to caregive. Most important is the caregiver’s ability for self-care including attending to healthcare and medical needs. Care-receiving is also an unexpected and unwelcome event; who wants to admit that he or she needs care?