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Arthritis Foundation |

Official website of The Arthritis Foundation, also available in Spanish includes a blog, resource finder and helpline. 

- Living with Arthritis 

- Walk with Ease Program 


National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases | 

Government agency. Search arthritis, osteoporosis, and other topics:




Fit & Strong! |

- An exercise program for adults with arthritis



Shlotzhauer, T. L. (2014). Living with rheumatoid arthritis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Asthma, Lung Disease & Emphysema

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Allergy & Asthma Network |

The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, a patient advocacy organization, was started by a mother with children who have asthma. Section for patients includes practical easy-to-understand and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms.


American Lung Association |

Also available in Spanish, The American Lung Association website provides information on asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses, ways to stop smoking as well as in-depth information on ongoing clinical trials. 



American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology |

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is one of the nation's largest professional medical specialty organizations. Their website, though mainly for industry, does include a Find an Allergist / Immunologist service. 


American Thoracic Society |

International medical association dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America |

A nonprofit organization founded in 1953, works to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. This website provides information about triggers, symptoms and treatments as well as a blog and community forum.


Asthma Canada |

Asthma Canada provides research, advocacy, education and support. Search Asthma under Get Help for asthma basics, diagnosis, triggers, medication, management and information for parents and caregivers. 


Breathe California


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Chest Foundation |

Champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service, and patient education.


COPD Foundation |

A nonprofit organization providing educational materials including a video series for patients with chronic lung disease


Kaiser Permanente: Sleep Apnea | 


MayoClinic: Emphysema | 


MedicineNet: Emphysema | 




National Emphysema Foundation |

This site is to enable those with emphysema to better cope with and understand the nature of their disease through new research, current treatment initiatives, and innovative ways of coping. 


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute |

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute plans, conducts, and supports research, clinical trials, and observational studies related to the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders. 


The Lung Association |

The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. The website includes many helpful resources including videos on how to use different types of inhalers. 


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Asthma |


United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Asthma |


WebMD: COPD Health Center | 


Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Know How To Use Your Asthma Inhaler


Mayo Clinic: Dr. Benzo Mindful Breathing Lab | 



Fielding, D. L. (2016). The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease (1st ed.). Philadelphia: Da Capo Lifelong Books.

Mahler, Donald A. Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease 1st Edition. University Press of New England, 2017

Martin, Jane M (2012). Live Your Life With COPD- 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope. Infinity Publishing. 

Olle, D. A. (2018). Asthma. Dulles, VA: Mercury Learning and Information.


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American Cancer Society |

Website features: news, information on types of cancer, patient services, treatment options, sections on children with cancer and living with cancer, and cancer statistics.


Cancer.Net |

The official website for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with insights, tips, and inspirational posts on cancer, written by cancer physicians.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society |

Communicating with Family, Friends & Health Professionals

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Family Caregiver Alliance: Pathways to Effective Communication for Healthcare Providers and Caregivers | 



Brower, N., MFHD, & Darrington, J., MS. (2012, July). Effective Communication Skills: Resolving Conflict [PDF]. Logan: Utah State University.

- Link to PDF


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Burns, D. D. (1999). Feeling good: The new mood therapy. New York, NY: Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins.


Lewinsohn, P. M. (1992). Control your depression. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.


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American Diabetes Association |

This site contains a variety of information about diabetes from nutrition to research and advocacy issues like insulin affordability. Website also features: news, risk test, statistics, recipes, and is available in Spanish.


Diabetes Food Hub |

Website by the American Diabetes Association allows you to browse recipes with pictures, get nutritional information and create meal plans and grocery lists. 


Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine |

Published by the American Diabetes Association, available online.


Diabetes Sisters |

A site for women living with diabetes that offers expert advice as well as a forum for women with diabetes to communicate with each other.


John Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes |

Includes a variety of information and videos about diabetes, research studies, patient stories and a nutrition blog.


National Diabetes Education Program |

Website features: information for minorities, Spanish-language and Asian-American information, tips on how to control and prevent diabetes, resources for children and adolescents. NDEP materials are provided through a joint effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.


Prediabetes |

A website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the Ad Council dedicated to reducing diabetes risk with a self-screening tool for prediabetes and easy to read tips for increasing exercise, healthy eating, and managing weight to prevent diabetes.

Exercise & Physical Activity

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Silver Sneakers | 

- This program is taught in many communities by trained leaders. Some insurance plans provide it as a benefit.


Physical activity guidelines

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Enhance Fitness |

Low-cost, evidence-based group exercise and falls prevention program to help older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. 


Evidence-based Leadership Council |

Proven evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the following categories: chronic disease and medication management, depression, falls management and physical activity. 


Go4Life |

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.


National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability |

NCHPAD is the premier resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan. NCHPAD’s website features a variety of resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations and can be found online.


National Institute on Aging: Exercise and Physical Activity | 


WebMD: The 7 Minute Workout | 



Canadian Lung Association: Exercise and COPD | 


Flint Rehabilitation Devices, LLC: Core Exercises for Stroke Patients to Improve Balance and Walking | 


Kaiser Permanente Thrive: Seated Upper Body Exercise | 


Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis Aquatic Fitness | 


Sit and Be Fit |

Recommended video workouts for those with various conditions including: osteoporosis, diabetes, COPD, neuropathy, arthritis, parkinsons and other conditions. This program offers the classes through public television, streaming, YouTube, and DVDs.


Silver Sneakers: 7-Minute Yoga Workout for Older Adults |



Exercises for Chronic Conditions |

Audio CD self-management resource 


Moving Easy Program |

Audio CD that guides you through gentle exercise sessions. The recording is also available as a downloadable MP3. 



DocMikeEvans: 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?  | 


Dr. Michelle Segar: No Sweat: Lasting Motivation to Exercise | 



Segar, Michelle: No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness, 2015. Also online resources: 


Healthy Eating

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Food Guides

USDA Food Guidance System: My Plate | 



The American Heart Association | 

Offers many resources to help you with healthy living and eating. Also many recipes:


Eat Right |

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio. Today, the Academy represents more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: DASH Eating Plan | |

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the website features information about basic nutrition, diets for various health conditions, dietary supplements, food assistance programs and more.



Voice of America News: Grocery Store Tours Emphasizing Healthy Choices | 

A YouTube video of a brief tour that provides tips for healthy good choices. 



My Fitness Pal  |

A free, easy to use food and activity tracker that you can use on your computer or smartphone. 

Hearing Loss

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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders |

- This article by the National Institute on Deafness and other communication disorders describes assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders.


Federal Trade Commission: Buying a Hearing Aid |    

- This federal trade commission document provides information to help consumers purchase the correct hearing aid.  


European Federation of Hard of Hearing People |  

- This link discusses the trial period and follow up on hearing aids in Europe.

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