- November 1st, 2013
More than half of Medicare beneficiaries are being treated for five or more chronic conditions per year, and the rate of obesity among Medicare patients more than doubled between 1987 and 2002. Obesity costs the US more than $450 billion annually.
- July 1st, 2013
Though the word “chronic” is often associated with illness, it simply means anything that lasts a long time. Many people battling long-term illnesses—like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, or chronic fatigue syndrome—haven’t felt the energy and vitality that comes from good health in years.By Tom Sult, MD
- July 1st, 2013
Though there is a dizzying variety of possible medical problems, they break down into two categories: acute and chronic. An acute medical problem is one that can be treated and cured, like an infection or a broken bone.Natural ways to maintain and restore mental and spiritual well-beingBy Richard Cheu
- October 1st, 2012
A spoonful of medicine goes down a lot easier if there is a dog or cat around. Having pets is helpful for women living with HIV/AIDS and managing their chronic illness, according to a new study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.
- September 1st, 2012
Being around a severely ill person—especially one who is facing a long-term recovery or who must live with a chronic condition—is not easy. It makes most of us deeply uncomfortable, even if we’ve known (and loved) the person for years. We struggle to say “the right thing.” We want to cheer the person up, but pasting on a smile feels fake and pointless.15 Tips for Truly Connecting with a Chronically Ill PersonBy Walter St. John, EdD
The key to living a healthy, balanced life is practicing prevention. Benjamin Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
- July 27th, 2011
Imagine for a moment knowing that you have problems keeping your balance but not knowing when you will lose it.Coping with an unpredictable, chronic illness can take its toll, but natural treatments can help.By Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG, and Lynn Allison