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Understanding and Treating Headaches and Migraines

Anyone can experience headaches, but the type, cause, and severity may vary from person to person. Although you can relieve some headaches with over-the-counter medicines, others may require prescription medications or medical care to treat. ConsumerMedical offers resources and guidance to help you understand the different types of headaches and migraines, as well as your treatment options.

Important topics covered:

  • Types of headaches and migraines
  • Symptoms and causes
  • When to see a doctor
  • Options for treatment and prevention

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The Benefits of Nutrition and Exercise

Eating a balanced, high-quality diet and being physically active have many benefits beyond weight loss. These essential lifestyle habits can also protect you from many diseases, improve your mental health, and increase your energy level. ConsumerMedical offers resources and guidance to help you or a family member better understand healthy eating and incorporate exercise into your life.

Important topics presented:

  •  Choosing a nutrition plan that works for you
  • Starting and maintaining an exercise routine
  • How nutrition and exercise can impact your chronic condition management
  • Tools and resources

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Health Insight Conversation: Emotional Well-Being
Join a discussion with Jessica Hennessey, ConsumerMedical’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Business Development and a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, as she shares signs of mental illness, tips to manage stress and anxiety, and how to support a loved one.

CLICK TO WATCH: HEALTH IN SIGHT CONVERSATION: EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

 

How to be an Advocate for your Health

If you or a loved one are facing a serious medical condition, it is important to make informed medical decisions and advocate for your or their best interests. Being involved with healthcare decisions may make you feel more confident about your care and result in better health outcomes. However, approaching your doctor with questions or seeking a second opinion can be intimidating. ConsumerMedical offers resources and guidance to help you advocate for your or your family’s health.

 
Important topics presented:
  •  What it means to advocate for yourself or a loved one
  • How to have better conversations with your doctor and ask the right questions
  • The importance of second opinions and how to get one

Managing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Millions of Americans have type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that causes a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high. Type 2 diabetes can affect several major organ systems and lead to serious health problems. Lifestyle changes and medication can help to manage, delay, or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Knowing how to develop a healthy diet, start and maintain a realistic fitness plan, and manage medication are all fundamental to living with the condition.

Important topics presented:

  • Type 2 diabetes symptoms and causes
  • Associated health complications
  • Dietary guidelines
  • Options for treatment and prevention

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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Teens and Adults

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often associated with childhood, though symptoms like poor attention and impulse control can continue through the teen years and into adulthood. Diagnosing ADHD can be a complex process, as other conditions like anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities have similar symptoms. ConsumerMedical can provide resources for you or a family member to help talk to a healthcare provider about ADHD, understand your treatment options and cope with a diagnosis.

Important topics presented:

  • Causes and symptoms of ADHD
  • ADHD in children vs. adults
  • Tests used to diagnose ADHD
  • Finding a quality provider for diagnosis and treatment
  • Medications and natural treatments
  • Coping with ADHD

Healthy Heart: Preventing and Managing Heart Disease

The term “heart disease” refers to any condition that negatively affects the heart or its ability to pump blood throughout the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, causing more than 600,000 deaths per year. Additionally, conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure can also impact your heart health. ConsumerMedical can provide resources for you or a family member to help with heart disease prevention and treatment.

Important topics presented:

  • Common heart diseases and their symptoms
  • Risk factors in men vs. women
  • Tips for heart disease prevention
  • Treatment options for common heart diseases
  • Support and resources
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Tips, Techniques and Tools to Improve Your Sleep

Lack of sleep — not just quantity, but quality — can lead to more than feeling tired. It can impact your health, your ability to make decisions and your focus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, sleep deprivation has been linked to chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and  depression. ConsumerMedical can provide resources to help you or a family member deal with sleep issues or navigate an existing diagnosis.

Important topics presented:

  • The importance of sleep
  • Common causes of sleep disturbance
  • Tips for getting better sleep
  • Treatment options for chronic sleep issues, like insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Support and resources available
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Options for Chronic Pain Management

Managing chronic pain is more complex than just treating the pain itself, as it can also lead to depression, anxiety, loss of sleep, opioid dependence or other conditions. ConsumerMedical can provide resources to help you or a family member deal with all aspects of chronic pain or navigate an existing diagnosis.

Important topics presented:

  • Diagnosing chronic pain
  • Treatment options for chronic pain
  • What you need to know about opioids
  • Day-to-day coping tips
  • Support and resources

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Women’s Reproductive Health: Understanding and Managing Common Issues

Understanding women’s reproductive health is important but complex. There are a lot of health issues that are difficult to face, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility and pregnancy complications. 

Important topics presented:

  • Routine exams and screenings
  • Common reproductive health issues for women of all ages
  • Signs and symptoms of reproductive system disorders
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatments
  • Lifestyle changes to improve reproductive health
  • Support and resources

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Low Back Pain - What Are My Options?

Low back pain can be difficult to manage. The cause, severity, duration, and treatment recommendations can vary widely from person to person. ConsumerMedical can help you understand the causes of low back pain, your options for treatment, and techniques to help you take better care of your spine.

Important topics presented:

  • Types of low back pain
  • Causes of low back pain 
  • Nonsurgical treatments 
  • Surgical treatments 
  • Exercises for back pain 
  • Support and resources

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Behavioral Health - Stress and Anxiety

Occasional stress is normal, but persistent, severe anxiety may be a sign of a serious condition that can negatively impact all areas of your life. ConsumerMedical can help you understand the different types of anxiety, as well as traditional and alternative strategies to manage and treat anxiety disorders.

Important topics presented:

  • Types of anxiety disorders
  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Medications and psychotherapy
  • Stress management and alternative treatment options
  • Support and resources

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Preventing and Treating Knee and Hip Injuries

Important topics presented:

  • Prevention and treatment strategies
  • Rehabilitation options and considerations
  • Tips for reducing the risk of injuries and associated treatment options
  • Support options and resources

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What to Do When You Get a Diagnosis

 It can be stressful to receive a medical diagnosis from your doctor. Plans and priorities change quickly if you or a family member are facing cancer, heart disease or other life-altering conditions. You may be overwhelmed with anxiety and fear and confused about what steps to take next. ConsumerMedical is your Medical Ally to help you understand and cope with any medical diagnosis.

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Healthy Weight Loss and Nutrition

ConsumerMedical invites you to join us for an educational webinar on Healthy Weight Loss and Nutrition.

Important topics presented:

  • Obesity defined
  • Why weight loss is hard
  • Healthy nutrition options and tips
  • The importance of getting and staying active
  • Role of medications and surgeries in weight loss
  • Support options and resources

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Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure

 ConsumerMedical invites you to join us for an educational webinar on Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure.

Important topics presented:

  • Understand how to monitor your blood pressure and prevent complications of high blood pressure
  • Make lifestyle changes to improve your blood pressure
  • Learn about medications used to control blood pressure

CLICK TO WATCH: PREVENTING AND MANAGING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE