Chronic Condition News

Seasonal Tips to Ease Allergy Symptomschevron_right
Pollen and mold allergies can bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including a runny nose and itchy throat. But these allergens aren’t the only ones to disrupt daily life—other common substances can also trigger allergy-like symptoms. Try these tips to feel better and enjoy yourself no matter the season.

4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorderchevron_right
Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Follow these tips to ease your symptoms and manage the condition. A few simple changes can make a big difference.

A Healthy Diet: Your First Line of Defense Against Diseasechevron_right
A healthy diet lays the foundation for your overall well-being. And heart-healthy fruits and vegetables—between to 2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit each day—are the cornerstone.

Those with Type 2 Diabetes Can Walk Their Way to Heart Healthchevron_right
The beauty of walking is that it’s so simple an exercise. It doesn’t require fancy equipment or a lot of skill. And it can be done just about anywhere, anytime.

The Emotional Side of Diabeteschevron_right
How you feel mentally can impact your health as much as how you feel physically.

Don’t Let a Chronic Condition Sideline You from Exercisechevron_right
You may think that a chronic condition such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, asthma, or COPD disqualifies you from exercise. In fact, being active is one of the best ways you can help manage, and sometimes prevent, serious medical issues.

Could a Counselor Help You?chevron_right
Talking can be good medicine. Whether you’re concerned about a difficult relationship, low moods, an overload of stress, or frustrations at work or home—or you’re trying to cope with feelings that just seem overwhelming at times—working with a counselor or therapist can help you make positive changes in your life.

Managing Stable COPDchevron_right
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t come and go the way asthma tends to do. The symptoms are often relatively stable. But that doesn’t mean you should back off on managing them. By actively taking charge of stable COPD, you can make living with the disease a little easier.

How Doctors Diagnose Chronic Painchevron_right
Pain presents a special challenge for healthcare providers. After all, no lab test or X-ray can tell them exactly what your pain feels like. And although some cases of chronic pain have a clear-cut cause—such as an injury or a disease like cancer—others remain mysterious.

5 Differences to Know About Type 1 and Type 2 Diabeteschevron_right
More than 23 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes. There are two main types of the disease: type 1 and type 2. Although they’re similar in some ways, there are also some important differences that you should know.

Do’s and Don’ts for Springtime Allergieschevron_right
Spring is in the air! And pollen, too … which means the sniffling, sneezing, and itchiness of allergies are soon to follow. But you don’t have to resign yourself to weeks of congested misery—there are ways to prevent symptoms and still enjoy the season.

Obesity’s Gender Divide: Health Effects Differ for Men, Womenchevron_right
Diabetes. Heart disease. Lung disease. Cancer. They’re all major causes of death. And research now shows, they’re all linked to one risk factor: obesity.