How One Family Manages With the Chronic Illness of a Child

Chronic illnesses are most common in adults but they affect people of all ages — including children. Seven percent of American children today live with at least one chronic illness. That number is a significant increase from 1.8 percent in the 1960s, this according to theNational Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Raising…

Communicating Concern and Support for Loved Ones in Pain

How to maintain a successful relationships with family members and friends The Institute of Medicine reports that 100 million Americans suffer from conditions that result in chronic pain. Chronic pain conditions are often difficult to diagnose and treat because each person’s pain is unique. Communication becomes vital to achieving and maintaining successful relationships with family members…