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Family members play important role in managing chronic illness

(Penn State) Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient, according to a Penn State researcher.

My Chronic Illness Completely Changed My Dating Life

Having a chronic illness while dating was hard, but it made me raise my standards—and eventually helped me find love, too.

It’s High Time We Research Medical Marijuana

The benefits of medicinal cannabis are clear and the federal government shouldn't interfere with Americans receiving vital treatment for chronic illness.

Ask Anna: How do I date with a chronic illness?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, I am a single man living with a chronic illness (ulcerative colitis). This makes life tough for me because I have the need to use the restroom at a moment’s notice....

The One Anti-Inflammatory Snack You Should Eat This Week For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

If you are suffering from chronic inflammation in your body, the signs become evident pretty quickly. Inflammation can affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to pain, illness, disease, and obesity. Eating a lot of the...Show More Summary

Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates.

AARP Caregiver Quality of Life Challenge Winners Announced!

By CHELSEA POLANIECKI Roughly one out of every three people in the United States serves as a caregiver for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging loved one at some point in their life. Not only do most caregivers dedicate a significant amount of time to these duties, but they often also work full or part-time

Older-adult patients more likely to disclose suicidal thoughts as they age

(Elsevier) Suicide among older adults is a growing public health issue. Conditions associated with aging -- chronic pain, diagnosed or perceived terminal illness, social isolation, and the death of friends and family -- can push older Americans towards ending their own lives. Show More Summary

Eat Less, Age Less?

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life. But eating too much places people at risk for chronic illnesses and shortens life expectancy. Seven of 10 Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

Chronic fatigue syndrome — an invisible illness — steps onto the big screen

If you had to live your life knowing that you have only 20 percent of energy to expend on any given day, how would you sparse out your days? How would you make your decisions if hours and days of pain followed while, trying to recharge? That’s what people who suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis,...

Left paralysed from Fluoroquinolone antibiotic toxicity

Experts say, the antibiotic linked to toxicity that's left many chronically ill, should be used as last resort only.

Need for Enhanced Nursing & Post-Acute Transitional Care Models for Rising Obesity Levels

Elderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure...Show More Summary

Need for enhanced nursing and post-acute transitional care models for rising obesity levels

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Elderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused onShow More Summary

How My Husband and I Make Our Marriage Work, Even With Fibromyalgia

Because I have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia, we use a three-tiered approach to making our marriage work.

I live with disabling illness and chronic fatigue. It has taught me to ask for help.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Asking is awkward and sometimes embarrassing, but here are some lessons I’ve learned.

Anxiety Disorders Leave a Taxing Toll on People Every Day

Sick Biz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs afflicted by chronic illness and disability. This is one self-starter's story of coping with anxiety. The post Anxiety Disorders Leave a Taxing Toll on People Every Day appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Food allergies are a public health crisis we can no longer ignore

Nearly every American is touched by serious chronic illness, either as a patient or as a caregiver. The federal government recognizes the far-reaching effects of such conditions, and agencies like the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conduct surveillance of these diseases. Such research allows us to better understand the […]

Guest Post: Mindy Bartleson on Chronic Illness, Mental Heath, and Removing the Rose Colored Glasses

Mindy is self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. She wrote the content before rose colored glasses impacted her experiences too much.  Today, she’s sharing the why behind her efforts on SixUntilMe. Show More Summary

Pain-wracked Lady Gaga postpones Europe tour

Pop star Lady Gaga has called off the entire European leg of her world tour because of "severe physical pain", her promoters said Monday. The US singer revealed last week that she has fibromyalgia, a chronic illness which can cause pain all over the body. Show More Summary

TWC Teams With Lollipop Theater Network To Bring ‘Leap!’ To Children’s Hospitals

The Weinstein Company is partnering with Lollipop Theater Network, an organization dedicated to bringing the magic of current movies to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses, to kick off a multi-screening series of Leap!...Show More Summary

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