Chronic Disease

The Sleep Apnea Newsletter Jerry Mon, 09/24/2007 - 18:21

The independent online newsletter for people with apnea and their families, by a person living with apnea.

Conflict and Bullying in a HUD-subsidized Building for Elderly Residents: A Case Study Jerry Sat, 09/03/2011 - 22:50

This is a case study of conflict in a building for elderly residents, managed under HUD programs.

Thomas L. Petty, MD--the legacy of a leader and pioneer in COPD Jerry Sun, 01/17/2010 - 18:55

Dr. Tom Petty was known for his generosity and for his pioneering leadership and innovative philosophy of pulmonary medicine, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Foul Weather: a locked building mystery Anonymous Thu, 10/29/2009 - 22:48
Featuring Inspector Boss Van Aken and His Canaan Dog Nerek

It is a dark and stormy night. After weeks of foul weather marked by unrelenting rain, Riverby is inundated by a fierce thunderstorm and torrential rain, a true nor'easter. The town center is flooded. Riverside Manor, an apartment building for the elderly, is surrounded by flood waters that keep even emergency personnel from approaching.

COPD Support Group in NYC Jerry Mon, 10/19/2009 - 16:15

Rehabilitation classes, support groups, courage, and persistence when combined with a caring medical team can make a huge difference in the lives of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Better, less-costly national health by fixing chronic disease Jerry Thu, 06/18/2009 - 23:36

The misdirected debate on reforming health care gets bogged down on how much it will cost but overlooks the big picture. We should focus on the big pieces that waste the most--chronic diseases. This is where health reform can improve lives and save big money. Here's how.

The person in the CPAP mask Jerry Thu, 06/18/2009 - 16:06

Do you feel like the "man in the iron mask," a prisoner of your CPAP mask? Many people living with sleep apnea, regardless of the success of their treatment, wish they could be rid of the mask.

To Obama: More to health policy than electronic records administrator Fri, 01/23/2009 - 22:03

We need electronic health records, but we need to go beyond replacing traditional paper records.

Can electronic health records improve treatment for chronic conditions? Jerry Sat, 12/20/2008 - 02:24

What are the prospects that electronic health records will improve care in chronic conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea?

Managing weight loss and sleep apnea: better together? Jerry Mon, 11/03/2008 - 22:38

Chronic conditions tend to travel together; the same person can have two or more conditions. How to manage them together?