Special Health Needs
We encourage you to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Our programs offer advice and healthcare tips that can help you take that extra step.
Diabetes is also known as “sugar”. Diabetes type 1 is a disease where your body can no longer make insulin. Diabetes type 2 is a disease where your body cells are less sensitive to your insulin. Both types can cause high blood sugar levels.
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MHS encourages you to quit using tobacco products or smoking today. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit. More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from the use of tobacco products.
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Asthma cannot be cured, but most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicine, such as inhaled corticosteroids.
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
COPD is a group of lung diseases that cause you to have trouble breathing.
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Depression is a mental illness that affects your thoughts and feelings. It can cause problems in your everyday life. It can make you feel sad or down for no reason. People who have family members with depression are more likely to have it too.
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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), and in some cases, are overly active.
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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
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Coronary artery disease (CAD)
CAD happens when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries).
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Congestive heart failure (CHF)
CHF is a disease that occurs when your heart is too weak to pump blood.
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Chronic kidney failure (CKD)
CKD is a disease where the kidneys become less able to clean waste and extra fluid out of the blood.
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