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Self-Care and Chronic Conditions

Health on the Web:  Finding Reliable Information

The internet can be a great resource for finding information about a specific disease or health topic.  But with millions of websites dedicated to health issues, how can we know that the information is reliable?


Self Management: Take Charge of Your Health

An explanation of self-management and strategies to manage your chronic condition.


Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

Tips on how to reduce your risk for cold and flu and pointers for getting better quickly.


Video:  Protect Your Heart

Lower your blood cholesterol to protect your heart.  This video discusses ways to reduce your risk for heart disease.


Video:  Learn Your Cholesterol Number 

Too much cholesterol can clog your arteries.  This video demonstrates the value of knowing your cholesterol number and provides tips on how to reduce high blood cholesterol levels.


Video:  Take Steps to Prevent High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure causes your heart to work hard to pump blood throughout your body.  This video explains high blood pressure and gives strategies for maintaining a healthy heart.


About Your Pain

Tips on how to describe your pain to a health care professional so that he or she can assist you in managing it. 


Control Your Diabetes Part 1

An explanation of the basics of diabetes and self-care. 


Control Your Diabetes Part 2

Diet and exercise are key components to managing diabetes.  These strategies for getting proper nutrition and physical activity can be useful to everyone!


Control Your Diabtes Part 3

Understanding blood glucose numbers and taking medication when neccessary are critical components of diabetes self-management.


Medline Plus Medical Dictionary

Free online medical dictionary from the United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.


What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Information about Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



Why lifestyle is the culprit behind America's poor health and how transforming that lifestyle can be the cure.  A slide show presentation from the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA).




  Classification of Blood Pressure (BP)   



Systolic BP



Diastolic BP







120 – 139


80 -89


Stage 1

140 – 159


90 – 99


Stage 2