We all know that going to the doctor is seldom fun and then to find out you have a medical condition makes life more complicated. This section will provide you with basic information and links to resources to help you with your medication condition.*
The diagnosis of cancer is always scary and with a person’s cancer risk increasing as they age, it is important to be well informed about your options. Diagnosis and treatment of cancer at older ages are often complicated by other medical conditions. The American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides good information on different types of cancer, treatments and support, and most importantly, how to stay healthy.
As one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, diabetes is something that impacts 30.3 million Americans and about 1 in 4 people don’t know they have it. The American Diabetes Association is the “go to” source to learn about diabetes and how to manage it.
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. In 2018, 5.7 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s and every 65 seconds someone develops it. The Alzheimer’s Association provides help and support to individuals with dementia, but more importantly to their caregivers.
Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the US and affects more than 1 in 4 Americans. Living with arthritis is hard and the Arthritis Foundation provides helpful information to help you manage your disease better.
The term heart disease covers a wide number of conditions including coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries), heart attacks, angina, atherosclerosis, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure (CHF). To help people learn to live with heart disease, the American Heart Association provides everything from recipes to research.
*These resources are for information only and not to diagnose a condition. Please talk with your doctor if you have additional questions or concerns.