- Central Michigan Health Departmentwww.cmdhd.org
- Michigan Department of Community Healthwww.michigan.gov/mdch
- Michigan Health Councilwww.mhc.org
- Michigan Public Health Institutewww.mphi.org
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Serviceswww.hhs.gov
- Health Resources and Services Administrationwww.hrsa.gov
- American Health Care Associationwww.ahcancal.org
- American Heart Associationwww.americanheart.org
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)www.cms.gov
Disease Information and Helpful Resources
Diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Find out more about symptoms, prevention and possible treatments. For more information about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association Website .
- Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Roughly 670,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65. For more information about Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), visit the Web MD Website .
A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood vessel (a tube through which the blood moves through the body) breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. For more information about Stroke, visit the National Stroke Association Website .
COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a very serious disease, and the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that COPD is often preventable and treatable. For more information about COPD, visit the American Lung Association Website .
- Bronchial Asthma
Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 34 million Americans. Asthma symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness, are common in an asthma attack. Sometimes asthma is called bronchial asthma or reactive airway disease. Asthma in children is on the rise, but with proper treatment for symptoms of asthma, kids and adults can live well. For more information about Bronchial Asthma, visit the Web MD Website .
Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. Every time the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body through the arteries. For more information about Hypertension, visit the Medical News Today Website .