Chronic Care Management

An estimated 117 million adults have at least one chronic health condition, and an estimated one in every four adults have two or more chronic health conditions. In a questionable healthcare system, mostly focused on treatment instead of prevention, it is not a wonder. Medical providers actually profit short-term by sick patients visiting often. But,Continue reading “Chronic Care Management”

Diabetes Prevention Program

I took this picture the last day of class. I paused on my way out the door, letting the impact of the empty room and happy memories linger for a moment more… I became a YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach in 2016. Aside from my general agenda for healthy and fit living and myContinue reading “Diabetes Prevention Program”

Cancer & Excess Weight

A recent Internal Medicine News article covered an October report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing that “being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 types of cancer.” The study compared statistics between 2005 and 2014, showing that obesity-related cancers* increased by 7%. They found that 40% ofContinue reading “Cancer & Excess Weight”

Still Alice

I recently finished a book about a woman who’s diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and her struggle to hang on to whatever she can of herself throughout the process, hence the title Still Alice. The novel by Lisa Genova portrays Alice Howland, a 50 year-old renowned psychology professor at Harvard University who begins to noticeContinue reading “Still Alice”