Health and Chronic Disease
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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The risks of high blood pressure have far-reaching effects on health. yet many individuals with high blood pressure aren't aware they have this condition. Research conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in a report called Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care (2002) repo...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Wondering how to reduce stress, high blood pressure, and sleepless nights? Meditation, but not just any kind, TM 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...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Urinary incontinence is common among older adults and represents a stressful and often embarrassing situation resulting in increased isolation evidenced by fear of venturing out into the public due to the possibility of an accident. Older people are less likely than younger people to discuss in...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Is holistic health a path toward living a healthier longer life? The married couple nearing age 100 described in this article would say yes. Several months ago I met a married couple aged 97 and 95 and was amazed that they were still living at home and were fairly active. Most clients I meet...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Sedentary behavior results in older adults leaving home for care communities. Do you know a family member or a friend who has a million excuses why some action cannot be taken? Not interested. Not enough time. Too busy. Too tired. No money. It’s easy to excuse ourselves out of daily life. H...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Interview with Martha Klay, RN,MSN,APRN Managing Urinary Tract Infections – 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 on The Caring Generation, Klay discusses issues related to the...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
Cognitive impairment and physical decline are a deadly combination for many elderly in the early or advanced stages of memory loss. More than 35% of adults, age 65 and older, report limitations with basic activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing. Research specific to the skills...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Interview with Dr. Eric Ravussin, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University (podcast 11:51 playing time) Does caloric restriction extend lifespan? Could reducing calorie intake be one of the answers to the fountain of youth?...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
Give yourself the gift of health by loving yourself. 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...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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