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

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