About Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions
Living with a chronic illness can feel like a constant battle. Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and depression not only require vigilant management, but they can negatively affect your day-to-day functioning and deprive you of the quality of life you deserve.
This guide is designed to equip you with the tools you need to overcome the symptoms of pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, and stress while effectively managing and reversing the diseases that cause them. By encouraging you to create personal healthy living goals and then providing valuable tools to help you achieve them, this guide will give you the confidence you need to take control of your health.
Become empowered in the self-management of your chronic conditions, with each chapter containing practical exercises and personal health trackers to help you better monitor and manage your symptoms and conditions.
Be inspired and revitalized as Dr. Chi takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through a combination of essential health information and original poetry —a unique fusion that will both strengthen the body and touch the soul.
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Phoebe Chi, MD, MPH is a physician, clinical educator, and writer whose humanitarian efforts through the years have spanned from the regions of Central America to that of sub-Saharan Africa. She attended college at the University of Texas and subsequently received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her public health and global health degrees from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
With a focus on health promotion and disease prevention and management, Dr. Chi has developed chronic disease management programs for health systems across the nation aimed at reducing hospitalizations and enhancing the quality of life of those living with chronic conditions. Her acclaimed blog, PhoebeMD.com, is known for bringing together the realms of science and health with that of poetry and the arts, with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and empowering.
She is the founder of Pendants for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that creates handcrafted jewelry for the purpose of raising funds to fight illness, provide care, and bring awareness to medically vulnerable populations all around the world.