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





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