Helpful Resources

Self-Management Support

At Riverside, we advise all patients with a chronic condition to have a self management plan. Living with a chronic condition can be challenging and if not managed properly, it can result in further health complications. In addition to regular follow up visits with your primary care provider and specialist, it is important to research your condition. This knowledge can be helpful as you decide which management methods are best for you.
We have targeted common chronic conditions and provided credible resources for our patients. If you would like us to include information for a chronic condition not listed, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Asthma (Links Open in New Window)

  • Create an Asthma Management Plan: American Lung Association (ALA)
    Description: Managing asthma involves identifying your triggers, finding the right balance of short-acting and long-acting medications, and communicating your condition with others. Bring this worksheet to your next healthcare visit for you and your doctor to complete. This worksheet is also helpful for loved ones, who you may rely on during a breathing emergency.
  • AIRNow
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Description: Many people live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems including asthma. If air pollution is one of your triggers, this national air quality forecaster can help you plan outdoor activities and alert you when there are high air pollution levels.

Cancer Information (Links Open in New Window)

What is SurvivorNet?
SurvivorNet is building the new gold standard consumer media source for information about cancer. We believe far too many people still struggle to find information about treatments that can save their lives. SurvivorNet is closing this gap by creating a deep, video-based educational resource for patients featuring top physicians and researchers around the country. To create patient focused educational content, the company is working with physicians at leading NCCN designated cancers centers such as The National Cancer Institute, Dana Farber, Memorial Sloane Kettering, Stanford, NYU, and M.D. Anderson.
Who is behind it?
The team at SurvivorNet is made up of highly experienced journalists and media executives who have run national news outlets at ABC, FOX, and CNN. CEO, and founder, Steve Alperin spent a decade as the Head Writer and Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and was also the Managing Editor of ABCNews Digital. The SurvivorNet team has produced thousands of hours of television on major televisions networks and many thousands of health stories on programs such as World News Tonight, ABC’s 20/20, and Good Morning America.  Collectively, we have been awarded dozens of Emmy, DuPont, Edward R. Murrow, and Writers Guild Awards for excellence in journalism.
The founders, Steve Alperin and Tim Langloss, have personally seeded the company. The other major investor is a large family office that has no other investments related to health care whatsoever. To be clear, the company and its product is 100% editorially independent. We are not financially, or editorially, beholden to any entity or individual which will influence our coverage or content. This is central to our mission of journalism and education.

Celiac Disease (Links Open in New Window)

  • Celiac Disease: Eating Right
    : Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    : Diet is the key to managing Celiac Disease. This resource center provides Grocery Shopping Lists, Food Indexes, and Dining-Out recommendations.
  • Gluten-Free Food Labels
    Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Description: While food shopping, it is important to pay close attention to food labels especially ingredient lists. This publication explains the Gluten-Free label, a mandatory allergen label enforced by the FDA.

Cholesterol & Triglycerides (Links Open in New Window)

  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet
    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Description: This guide presents the TLC diet, a diet to help you drop your high cholesterol levels. It includes surveys, food descriptions, and self management tips.
  • Manage Cholesterol Module
    Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Description: This patient education module provides visual explanations of cholesterol and how it is affected by diet.
  • What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean
    Source: American Heart Association (AHA)
    Description: Riverside offers convenient on-site laboratory services for each patient to have his or her annual blood test. It is helpful to request a copy of your results, review them with your doctor, and set goals to improve high levels. This publication explains the difference between good and bad cholesterol and shows you which Cholesterol/Triglyceride levels you should aim for.

Diabetes (Links Open in New Window)

  • Diabetes: Eating Right
    Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Description: In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can prevent complications from diabetes. This resource center provides food portions, snack options, and tips for putting together a Food Plan.
  • My Food Advisor
    : American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    Description: This database allows you to create your own dish, explore recipes, and provides helpful tips for Diabetics.
  • Diabetes Exchange Lists
    Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Description: These Exchange lists will help you choose appropriate portion sizes and ensure a great variety of foods in your diabetes meal plan.

Gout & Arthritis (Links Open in New Window)

  • Gout diet: What’s allowed, what’s not
    Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Description: Gout is associated with diet. This publication has diet recommendations and sample menus to make meal planning easier for you.
  • Questions and Answers about Gout
    Source: National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
    Description: This booklet contains general information about gout and provides a list of key terms help you communicate with your doctor.

Healthy Lifestyle (Links Open in New Window)

  • Reshape Your Health: Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle Just Got Easier
    Source: Hackensack Meridian Health
    Description: Simple changes in your food choices can be the first step toward a healthier you. And, since there’s no one plan that fits everyone, it’s important to develop a blueprint for healthy eating that’s packed with a variety of tasty, nutrient-rich foods and keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.


Read the below Sleep Disorder educational materials in Spanish: Adult Sleep Disorders_SPAN