Medical Conditions

No matter how hard we try to stay fit, eat right, and do everything that we know is great for our health, we’re all bound to experience some sort of medical condition at some point in our lives. No one is perfect; some of us have conditions that we’ve been managing since birth, others have more recent issues that we’re still learning about — and everything in between. At CDPHP, we have resources that address topics ranging from the common cold and flu to cancer and diabetes.

Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with an illness, or you’re managing one that you’ve had for a long time, or if you are pregnant, quitting smoking, or dealing with a mental health and substance abuse issue, we want to help you find the resources you need. Here, we’ll talk about ongoing changes in the medical community that might affect how you handle one of these conditions, along with where you can go for additional information or in-person help. Of course, we’ll discuss the questions that are top of mind, and we’ll feature articles written by providers who are experts in these fields.

Our goal at CDPHP is to keep you healthy; that could mean fitness and nutrition, banishing a smoking habit, exploring options to deal with mental health conditions, or giving you tools to be successful in managing a disease. Your health is our priority.

Recently posted in Medical Conditions

Lead poisoning

Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning

Exposure to lead in the home represents a significant public health threat to children. At least four million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. Half a million U.S. children from one to five years old have tested positive for lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter, which is the amount at which the CDC recommends public health actions such as home assessments and further monitoring. The good news is that lead poisoning is entirely preventable. continue reading →

Managing Diabetes

Tips for Managing Your Diabetes

Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been dealing with the disease for many years, it’s an ever-present part of your life. For a person with diabetes, staying healthy means keeping blood sugar level within target range. That’s why what you eat and when you eat it is the key to keeping your diabetes in check. continue reading →