Living with Chronic Disease

APHASIA AWARENESS MONTH

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For most people, these areas are on the left side of the brain.

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NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (1). National Stroke Awareness Month aims to save lives by increasing awareness and educating the public about cardiovascular health.

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CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine. The disease is triggered by eating foods containing gluten.

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Be Informed about Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older.

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Living with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure.

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Heart Disease in Women

In the United States, almost one in four women dies from heart disease. Heart disease is the most common cause of death in American women. Some types of heart problems are more common in women.

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Living with COPD

Chronic respiratory diseases are chronic diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common are: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension.

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Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis are other common rheumatic conditions.

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