Managing Chronic Conditions

  • Helping people with diabetes balance carb intake

    posted on Thursday, November 7, 2019

    For the more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, every day is a constant routine of self-care to ward off dangerous complications of the disease. That means monitoring glucose levels regularly, getting enough exercise, and most importantly, eating a healthy diet. A diabetes-friendly diet boosts longevity and quality of life while reducing the potential for complications including stroke, visual impairment, kidney disease, and heart disease.

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  • Kidney disease and the American kidney initiative

    posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019

    The kidneys play an important role in bodily function by removing wastes and toxins, balancing fluids, stimulating red blood cell production, and releasing hormones. When the kidneys don't function properly, waste can build up in the body leading to kidney damage and even complete kidney failure. Treatment for the disease includes dialysis, and in some cases, the need for a kidney transplant.

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  • Tackling America's rising maternal mortality rate

    posted on Thursday, August 8, 2019

    American women are more likely to die due to complications related to childbirth than women in some undeveloped countries, including Afghanistan.

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  • Mom's Meals Insights: Don't let anemia hamper your overall health

    posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, showed that seniors with anemia might be at higher risk for dementia.

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  • Only a third of Americans are at a healthy weight

    posted on Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Reports suggests that only about one third of Americans are at proper weight

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