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Chronic Diseases - Iowa Prevention and Treatment (Full Program) (Episode 311)

posted on November 20, 2009 at 11:21 AM

The Iowa Journal takes a look at efforts to handle chronic health conditions. Treating chronic conditions consumes 75 percent of the nation’s $2 trillion in health-care spending. These conditions include diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and asthma. This episode features a visit to a class offered to seniors on how to deal with the fatigue, pain and stress that often accompanies living with chronic conditions. It also includes a story about a special camp for children with diabetes where they learn the skills they need to manage their disease. In the IPTV studio to discuss efforts to assess health risks and promote preventative health practices are Bill Applegate, executive director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, Kathy Leggett, director of the Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, and Helen Eddy, assistant vice president of Health and Wellness for Hy-Vee, Inc. (27:47)

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