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How medical home helps manage chronic conditions

Having trouble keeping your chronic condition in check? Ask your RN specialist for help.

 

For many of us, living with a chronic condition such as asthma, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure is just a fact of life.  Some of these diseases have lots of symptoms, and with others, we are only aware of what our doctor is telling us.  Each of these conditions can be hard to live with, or feel overwhelming, but they all are conditions that can be controlled – when you have the right information.

It’s important to know that there is help and you can get better control.  An important person in your medical home health care team is your RN specialist. As an RN specialist, it’s my job to help you learn what you need to know in order to control your chronic condition.  I can help you live a better life. Continue Reading »

Why you should care if your waistline is increasing: The dangers of metabolic syndrome

Death from coronary heart disease (heart attack) is still the number one cause of death in this country. One of the major risk factors is diabetes and this has been labeled the new epidemic, as by 2025 one in three Americans will have this disease if current trends do not change.

Many people have a combination of problems that put them at an extremely high risk of both diabetes and coronary disease and may not even be aware of it. This combination is known as the metabolic syndrome. Continue Reading »

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