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How can chronic care management be integrated into home design?

Chronic conditions, which are persistent and hard to get rid, can limit what a person is able to do, and they include a wide array of diseases and disorders. So how do you keep a home safe for someone with a chronic condition?

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  • 10 Dangerous Everyday Things in Your Home

    10 Dangerous Everyday Things in Your Home

    Think your home is a safe haven? Think again. With all the hazardous chemicals people use in their homes, it may be more polluted indoors than outdoors. See more »

  • 10 Must-haves in a Storm Survival Kit

    10 Must-haves in a Storm Survival Kit

    Don't wait until there are storms in the forecast to get prepared. Gather the 10 must-have items for your storm survival kit now. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Bug-proof Your Home

    10 Ways to Bug-proof Your Home

    Whether you're frightened or fascinated by insects, you can probably agree they don't belong in your home. But how can you keep something so small from worming its way into your walls? See more »

  • Are air fresheners bad for your health?

    Are air fresheners bad for your health?

    They're supposed to make your home smell like a spring day. But there's nothing fresh about low-grade pollutants. Do air fresheners lighten the scent in the air, or do their cancer-causing chemicals bog down people? See more »

  • Do home lead tests really work?

    Do home lead tests really work?

    Your body treats lead like the poisonous invader it is. So if you've got it in your home, get it out! But what's the most effective way to test for it? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Animal Pests

    Fact or Fiction: Animal Pests

    It's the rare homeowner or gardener who lives a pest-free life. If it's not the mice in the attic, it's the squirrels on the tomato plants, right? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of animal pests -- and how to get rid of them. See more »

  • How Asbestos Works

    How Asbestos Works

    Asbestos has been used for thousands of years, dating as far back as the ancient Greeks. Its ability to withstand heat and erosion made it attractive to builders, and it was even used in some clothing because of its fire-resistant qualities. So why is it so dangerous? See more »

  • How can chronic care management be integrated into home design?

    How can chronic care management be integrated into home design?

    Chronic conditions, which are persistent and hard to get rid, can limit what a person is able to do, and they include a wide array of diseases and disorders. So how do you keep a home safe for someone with a chronic condition? See more »

  • How can copper keep termites at bay?

    How can copper keep termites at bay?

    If you own a home, or contemplate owning one, just the mention of termites probably sends chills down your spine. Because of this, builders are getting creative with ways to keep them out. See more »

  • How Carbon Monoxide Detectors Work

    How Carbon Monoxide Detectors Work

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas -- and it can kill you. A carbon monoxide detector can help protect your family, but how does it know when CO is in the air? See more »

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