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Mental disorders are common in the United States and across the globe. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older, or about one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. But even though they are common, there is still a stigma associated with having a mental illness. People with mental illness are often challenged by the stereotypes and prejudice that result from misconceptions about mental illness, which can carry over in to the workplace.
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One in three children under the age of 18 are now overweight or obese, and many children have an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and a host of other ailments. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle for your children is more important than ever and Community Health Charities wants to provide parents, caregivers and educators with information and tips on how they can effectively talk to kids about this sensitive topic.
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People of all ages and physical conditions benefit from exercise and physical activity. An inactive lifestyle can cause older people to lose strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Increasing strength and endurance makes it easier to climb stairs, carry groceries and more. Improving balance helps prevent falls, while being more flexible may speed recovery from any injuries. If you make exercise a regular part of your daily routine, it will have a positive impact on your quality of life as you get older.
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Juvenile arthritis refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age. Approximately 294,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions. In this episode of Health Matters at Work, our host Jerry Franz interviews Jeanne Alcazar, a volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation and a certified Tai Chi instructor.
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Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and older, or for people under age 65 with certain disabilities. For most, navigating Medicare options and getting started can be a very daunting task. In this episode of Health Matters at Work, our host Jerry Franz interviews Tarnisha Brown from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Tarnisha explains the different programs offered by CMS, how to get started and where to turn for help.
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We know that eating right and staying fit are good for you, but do you know the impact they can have on your overall health and your risk for chronic disease and disability? Physical activity, a healthy diet and key lifestyle habits are so important to our overall health. This episode focuses on the impact of a healthy weight on cancer risk, chronic conditions like arthritis and the many implications for our children.
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Are you ready for retirement? Do you know what resources are available to help you plan for the future? Retirement isn’t what it used to be. People now have to rely upon themselves to fund their retirement years. In this episode of Health Matters at Work, our host Jerry Franz interviews Beau Ballinger from AARP to talk about how the organization helps people 50 years of age and older.
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Each day, more than 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday – a number that often signals the beginning of “the golden years” or “retirement age.” Many people look forward to this time period in their lives, but others find themselves unprepared financially or emotionally. In this episode of Health Matters at Work, our host Jerry Franz brings together three individuals: Lea Ann McNee from Mental Health America, Beau Ballinger from AARP, and Tarnisha Brown from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Whether you’re close to retirement age or just want to get a head start on the future, this podcast offers many great tips and resources.
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Nearly 20 percent of all adults in the United States provide unpaid care to a loved one age 50 or older who suffers from a chronic disease or disability. That number increases considerably when we consider those who are caring for children with chronic conditions. On this episode of Health Matters at Work, our host Jerry Franz brings together three individuals who share their stories about what it’s like being a caregiver and provide tips on how to keep some life balance while caregiving.
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Do you how Easter Seals got its name? Do you know they are the leading provider of autism services for children and adults in the United States? Easter Seals, a member of Community Health Charities, provides many other services for individuals with disabilities, including employment and training services, adult and senior services, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation programs, and services for military and veterans.
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Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches that itch and bleed, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. Dealing with a psoriasis diagnosis doesn't have to be overwhelming – there are a few steps you can take to make the transition easier.
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Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the United States. In this episode of the Health Matters at Work video podcast series, our host Jerry Franz met with Mary Lou Ballweg, President and Executive Director of the Endometriosis Association, to talk about what endometriosis is, who is impacted and how the association is helping people affected by this disease.
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Physical activity is so important to our overall health. Diet alone cannot be relied upon to keep us healthy, and it is so important to start healthy habits at a young age. We know that staying fit and exercise both have many benefits, but do you realize the positive impact they also have on disease risk? In this episode of the Health matters at Work video podcast series, our host sits down with representatives from three Community Health Charities member charities: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Arthritis Foundation, and City of Hope.
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In this last episode of a three-part Health Matters at Work video podcast series on Starting a Family, our host Jerry Franz sat down with representatives of three of Community Health Charities’ member charities to discuss a topic of common interest, what to expect after the birth of a baby. Meeting your baby for the first time is both exciting and overwhelming. Adjusting to life after pregnancy, caring for your newborn and sleep deprivation can be quite overwhelming. In this episode, panelists include tips on how to identify postpartum depression, where to seek help, tips on breastfeeding and more.
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In this second episode of a three-part Health Matters at Work video podcast series on Starting a Family, our host Jerry Franz sat down with representatives of three of Community Health Charities’ member charities to discuss what to expect during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, but it is important not to overlook some important milestones to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. At the forefront is obtaining the appropriate prenatal care and testing to ensure things are progressing as they should during pregnancy.
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In this episode of the Health Matters at Work video podcast series, our host Jerry Franz sat down with representatives of three of Community Health Charities’ member charities to discuss a topic of common interest, pregnancy planning. For many women, planning their pregnancy is one of the most exciting and happiest times of their lives. For others, it can be a stressful and confusing time. In fact, half of U.S. pregnancies are not planned at all. Regardless of the circumstances, one of the most important things women can do is to prepare their bodies and minds for optimal health during their childbearing years.