Content tagged with: chronic disease

Disease & Prevention

When you’re not well, it becomes very difficult to do your job well; and sometimes you can’t do your job at all. While everyone tries to avoid getting sick, the fact remains that disease affects everyone. This can be especially true in a school environment, where educators, students, support staff, administrative staff and others are… Read more »

Avoiding Tobacco Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. As a result of aggressive tobacco prevention efforts over the past few decades, the number of children and teens who smoke has been dropping since the late 1990’s. However, there is still more work… Read more »

Viral Hepatitis

Millions of Americans live with viral hepatitis – many of them may not even know that they have it. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, and viral hepatitis refers to a few specific viruses that primarily attack the liver. A person can have a viral hepatitis and live without symptoms for decades. In fact, approximately 65 to… Read more »

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, asthma and obesity are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in the United States. The numbers are scary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, and treating people… Read more »

Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not cured, and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. These include heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and are also among the most costly affecting our country. The upside? Chronic diseases are among the most preventable of health problems.  … Read more »