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Disease Management

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia. It causes memory loss and affects judgment, language, and behavior. You may have trouble making decisions or may get lost in places that you used to know well. Alzheimer's disease is different than mild memory loss that occurs with aging. It is not clear what causes Alzheimer's disease,...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Your Care Instructions Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a general term for a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD have decreased airflow in and out of the lungs, which makes it hard to breathe. The airways also can get clogged with thick mucus. Cigarette smoking is a major...

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure means that your heart muscle does not pump as much blood as your body needs. Failure does not mean that your heart has stopped. It means that your heart is not pumping as well as it should. Your body has an amazing ability to make up for heart failure. It may do such...

Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use sugar from your food as energy. Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can't use insulin the right way. Over time, the pancreas can't make enough insulin. If you don't have enough insulin, too much sugar stays in your blood. If you are overweight, get little...

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. It's normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays up, you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Two numbers tell you your blood pressure. The first number is...

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