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Addiction Recovery App: Sobriety Tracker to Remain Accountable

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Addiction is a chronic mental disorder characterized by compulsive drug or substance seeking, consistent and frequent use despite harmful consequences, and long-term changes to the brain/nervous system. Addiction is a complex brain disorder, medical and mental illness. This mental disorder is the most severe form of substance use disorders.…

Living with Hypertension, Your Guide to Hypertension Self Care

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Hypertension or high blood pressure affects approximately 40% of adults ranging 25 years old and over worldwide. This condition causes 7.5 million deaths annually and is considered a major risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke and coronary heart disease. Complications of hypertension include renal impairment, retinal hemorrhage, and visual impairment.…

What Does Chronic Pain Do To A Person? Understanding And Managing Arthritis

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Chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, and/or idiopathic diseases can all be debilitating conditions. Often times the symptoms are invisible. Those who suffer from such a disease may feel like they don’t have the support that other’s with more visible illnesses get.

Society’s expectations on what illnesses should look like can leave those who suffer from the aforementioned diseases feeling despondent.…

Chronic Disease Management and Thriving with Limited Energy

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On July 16 at the “How to Thrive With Chronic Illness and Limited Energy” conference featured guest speaker Dr. Suleiman Furmli, the Chief Medical Officer of CareClinic. Chronic illnesses take a huge mental and physical toll on the 12.9% of Canadians who report two or more chronic diseases and 3.9% report 3+ chronic diseases.

Diabetes Self Care, Your Guide to Diabetes Self Management

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Importance of diabetes self care

Diabetes mellitus is a condition that occurs when there are high levels of blood glucose in the body which occurs over a prolonged period of time. Blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is your body’s main source of energy and comes from the food that you eat.