Menu

You are viewing: Chronic Condition Living

Subscribe to Category: Chronic Condition Living

Vermont Now One of Top 3 States for Lyme Disease

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

This article was written by Meredith King and originally published on the UVM Brainwaves Blog, published by University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education. See more at: http://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/lyme-disease-on-the-rise-in-vermont Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey …Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Survivor’s Story

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Two years, three months, and 24 days have passed since November 25, 2011 – the day my life changed forever. I awoke around 3 a.m. that day with a sensation in my chest area that I will never forget. It was not until I sat up that I noticed my heart was racing so fast it …Read More

Diabetes: How to Safely Dispose of Medical Sharps

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

In a recent edition of the Burlington Free Press, reporter Lynn Monty interviewed several people who had found used syringes while picking up trash in their communities on Green-Up Day. Syringes may be used to administer a number of substances, drugs included; however, they are also used by people with diabetes to administer insulin. A …Read More

Living with Diabetes: A Type 1 Diabetic’s Road to Motherhood (New Blog Series)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

This is the first in a bi-monthly series. One of the first questions I get from people when they find out I have diabetes is whether or not I can have children. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Well, that’s what this new blog series is here to explain – a Type 1 (T1) …Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Need to Know About Blood Clots & Your Health

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Dr. Margaret Kennedy, a hematologist at Fletcher Allen, has …Read More

Heart Health: Exercise as Medicine, Literally!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Doctors treating patients for a variety of different medical conditions need to remember to provide a prescription for what is probably the most important medicine of all: exercise. A recent study from the London School of Economics and Stanford University (1) compared the benefits of exercise with several well accepted drug therapies in the treatment of …Read More

Crohn’s Disease: How Collaboration is Transforming Care & Health Outcomes

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

A 13-year old boy feels tired, gets stomach aches from time to time, and his bowel movements have become more frequent and loose. He’s worried, but he doesn’t like to talk about his symptoms, so they continue, quietly. His mother notices that he’s looking pale and not quite right, and takes him to his local …Read More

Living With Diabetes: How to Talk to a Person With Diabetes About Holiday Foods

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

One of the things I’ve talked about regarding diabetes is that there are A LOT of acronyms and shorthand terms. I’m sure that’s the case with most chronic conditions. It’s like a secret language known only by those whose lives have been touched with diabetes. Terms like A1c, BG and DKA are common words in …Read More

Vermont HIV Clinic Celebrates 25th Anniversary — & Looks Toward Future of HIV Treatment

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Join Dr. Grace and Deborah Kutzko, APRN,  for Community Medical School on September 24. They will present a lecture titled “HIV/AIDS: How Care Has Changed in the Past 25 Years.” Learn more and register here.  Beginning in 1987, a team of Vermonters built a statewide network — a safe place for people with HIV and AIDS to receive …Read More

Going Without Gluten: Can You Make it Work? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Gluten is everywhere. You can’t escape it. It’s in bread, cereal, granola bars, pasta, pizza, soups, sauces, gravy, vegetarian “meat”, cookies, cakes, pastries, muffins, ice cream, Chinese food, and even some medicines. What is this food substance everyone is talking about? It’s literally the glue that holds certain foods together (Gluten is from the Latin …Read More

Page 1 of 2