Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way the body handles glucose, which is a kind of sugar, in the blood. There are several types of diabetes, the most common being type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
The term “heart disease” refers to any condition that affects the blood flow to the heart.
Some examples of heart diseases are:
Coronary Artery Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and regular physical activity has many health benefits, including a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases, dementia, and cancers.
The National Institute on Aging defines cognitive health as the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember. Poor cognitive health can affect an individual’s overall health and wellbeing by making daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, taking medication, and managing chronic health conditions more difficult.
Arthritis is a general term for many conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. According to the 2020 Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the rate of arthritis prevalence in adults in Maryland was 23.1 percent.