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A short course of lectures
«100 Questions and Answers About Chronic Illness»

What can I do to manage pain?Where can I find a good support group?What should I know about my medical records?nine. Clinical TrialsHow can I make other people understand what I am going through?How can I challenge decisions made by my insurance company?GlossaryShould I tell people about my condition?What is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and how does it affect me?What can I do about isolation?How can I reduce my risk of developing a chronic disease?What is my cardiovascular risk?Is denial a bad thing?What can I do to manage my anger?What do I have to do in order to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments?What is the role of humor in managing chronic illness?three. Impact of Chronic Illness on Social RelationshipsWhat is invisible chronic illness?Why am I having trouble thinking and remembering?What is the role of positive thinking in chronic illness?What is my diabetes risk?What is the difference between cure and healing?How can I be sure that my wishes will be honored if I am unable to make medical decisions for myself?eleven. Looking Aheadfour. Chronic Illness and the LawHow can I find help to pay for my medication and other medical expenses?What can I do to get a good night's sleep?How can I manage osteoarthritis?How does chronic illness affect intimacy?What is a professional patient?How can I get past the staff at the front desk and make my concerns known to my doctor?Does my disease cause all my problems or do other things come into play?Why am I so angry all the time?How can I get my doctor to listen to me and take me seriously?How can I get started with an exercise program?Why do I feel so isolated?Why do I have to see doctors so often?Why don't I notice any changes when I take my medications?How do I know if alcohol or other substances have become a chronic illness for me?one. The BasicsWhat are risk factors for osteoporosis?What can I do If I am obese?How can my mind help manage my chronic illness?How can meditation be used to reduce stress and manage chronic illness?How can I regain control of my health?What can I do to manage osteoporosis?What is osteoporosis?What is good nutrition?What can I do to manage cholesterol?What is an attitude of gratitude, and what difference will it make in my life?What can I do to manage a substance abuse problem?What causes chronic illness?Why should I keep taking these medications, especially when they have such dreadful side effects?Can I fire my doctor? Can my doctor fire me?How can I find purpose and meaning in life again?What is mindfulness?Why do I have to see so many doctors?Does obesity increase my risk of chronic disease or worsen existing chronic disease?How can I manage depression?What is HIPAA?What is the role of nutrition in chronic illness?What is obesity?What are the symptoms of depression?How can I manage stress that cannot be avoided?Why does my doctor keep changing my medications and treatment plan? Is my doctor experimenting on me?What is chronic illness?How can I stop myself from worrying about the future?What can I do to manage COPD?How can I change the way I feel about taking medication?How can I find a good doctor?Who gets chronic illness?ten. Special Considerations for Common Chronic IllnessesHow can I find clinical trials?Why me?What can I do about high blood pressure?Are there "natural" approaches that I can use to cure myself?seven. Taking an Active Role in Your Own CareWhere can I find a support network?What is osteoarthritis?How can exercise help with my diabetes?two. Stages of GrievingWhat can I do to manage fatigue?Acknowledgments How does the doctor-patient relationship in chronic illness differ from the doctor-patient relationship in cases of acute illness?Why are so many chronic illnesses difficult to diagnose?How are autoimmune diseases managed?How can I get my doctors to talk with one another about my medical care?Did I cause my disease?six. MedicationWhat is cancer?Why do I feel like a stranger to myself and others?How is journaling an effective tool in managing chronic illness?What are the risks and benefits of clinical trials?How do I know when to see a professional about my depression?AutorsWhat is autoimmunity?What rights do I have under the Americans with Disabilities Act?five. Medical Providers and Medical OrganizationsIs there an online tool to check for diabetes?How can I reduce stress in my life?How can I find trustworthy information about my condition?How can I stop smoking?What kind of exercise should I do?Why don't my prayers work?What is the difference between an allergic reaction to medication and a side effect?Is exercise helpful in managing chronic illness?What is COPD?What is the role of stress in chronic illness?How can I learn to meditate?If I'm never going to get better, why should I bother trying?PrefaceForewordeight. StressHow is the treatment of chronic illness different from the treatment of acute illness?What are clinical trials?How do I get started journaling?
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