Patient Education DVDs
ACP members can order free videos and guidebooks designed to help educate patients about a variety of conditions. Each topic is covered extensively in a DVD and guidebook with information from physicians to help patients understand the causes, risk factors, and treatment options of each disease.
The videos are free to ACP members. Shipping is free. Maximum order 5 items. Quantities are limited.
COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult, it cannot be cured. But there are many things you can do to improve your quality of life. With the right treatments and key lifestyle changes, you can live better with COPD. This booklet explains COPD and how you and your health care provider can work together to manage it well. You will learn what causes COPD, how COPD can be treated and ways to remain active with COPD.
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden severe pain, swelling and tenderness. Left untreated, gout attacks can become more frequent and severe. Approximately 8 million people in the United States cope with gout, but it is still often not recognized or treated. This booklet and DVD program will explain the basics of gout and how it can be successfully managed. You'll learn: What causes gout, how to relieve gout pain and ways to reduce the risk of future gout attacks.
For Your Life
More Hispanics are suffering from a serious disease called type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can cause many health problems such as kidney failure, stroke, even blindness. Type 2 diabetes can be managed with medicines and your own commitment to lead a health life. This booklet and DVD will teach you what type 2 diabetes is, why it is such a serious problem for Hispanics and the steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting diabetes, or help you manage the disease well.
Simple HIV Facts
It is important to remember that HIV can affect anyone. The Simple HIV Facts DVD will explain the basics of HIV, how you can get tested and most importantly, how to prevent being infected. Becoming educated with simple HIV facts is an important step toward protecting yourself and those you love from this serious virus.
Obesity is a complex disease that puts people at great risk for disability, disease, and early death. This guide will help you learn why people gain weight and how you can lose weight and keep it off. With the help of your health care provider, you can find ways to lose weight and achieve the many benefits of a healthy weight and lifestyle.