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





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