March is National Nutrition Month, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shining a spotlight on the importance of good nutrition and the big impact it has on improving people’s lives and lowering the enormous costs of diet-related chronic diseases. Each year, more than a million Americans die from diet-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancers. In 2020 alone, an estimated 800,000 people died from cardiovascular disease, an even greater number than the horrific toll of COVID-19 during that same year. And obesity, which is both a disease and a condition that increases the risk for other diet-related chronic diseases, has increased to historic levels in children and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News and Updates for the Patient and Family
Improving Nutrition to Turn the Tide on Diet-Related Chronic Disease
Johns Hopkins Lipitz Center Winter 2022 Newsletter
The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care is pleased to share the newly released Engaging and Supporting Family Caregivers in Care Delivery issue brief in this Winter 2022 Lipitz Quarterly Newsletter. Explore how faculty are leading initiatives to better understand the needs and strengthen support afforded to individuals with complex medical needs and their caregivers. These initiatives involve contributing new knowledge, collaborating with decision makers, and developing and testing models of care to better support individuals with complex health needs and their care partners and caregivers.
November Is National Diabetes Month
Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting 88 million Americans—more than 1 in 3 people—and most are unaware they have it. People with prediabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that aren’t yet high enough to be considered diabetes, and data shows that people with prediabetes have a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years.
If you have prediabetes, the good news is that by working with your doctor or health care provider, you can make healthy changes to manage and even reverse this condition. So, take charge of your health: even small adjustments can help manage prediabetes and improve your general well-being.
Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans Toolkit Now Available!
AAKP Patient Impact Statement: FDA APPROVAL OF THIRD VACCINE DOSE FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
Around the World, Living Longer and Healthier Depends Largely on Gender and Countries' Income
People are living longer today than they did in past generations but now the question is: Are those extra years lived in good health?
Plan to Stay Safe, Mobile, and Independent
Do you or your friends and family have a plan to stay safe, mobile, and independent as you age? Many people make financial plans for retirement, but don’t consider how to plan for potential mobility changes.
Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women
Learn about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart.
Get Moving To Manage Your Diabetes
If you have diabetes, getting regular physical activity is key to helping manage your blood sugar. Read on for tips to help you get moving and keep going.