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Find tips for daily living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma, as well as advice for living well both physically and mentally.

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If You’re Tackling Diabetes, Choose Your Plan Carefully

If You’re Tackling Diabetes, Choose Your Plan Carefully

Tags: diabetes, diet, exercise, Mediterranean diet, weight loss

If your doctor has told you that you’re at risk for diabetes you can tackle the threat on your own through a plan that combines weight loss and physical activity. All programs, however, are not created equal.


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Why You Need to Address Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tags: chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, pain management

As its name suggests, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a serious and challenging condition to treat and often goes undiagnosed. A leading authority talks about how CRPS can be treated.


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How to Care for Cuts and Scratches If You Have Diabetes

Tags: diabetes, feet, skin care, skin infection, surgery wounds, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have diabetes, you should learn about different approaches to treating cuts, scrapes and scratches safely and watching for infections.


Do You Know the Color of Body Fat? (Infographic)

Do You Know the Color of Body Fat? (Infographic)

Tags: diabetes, fat, good fat, heart attack, infographic, obesity, overweight, stroke

Think you know the color of human body fat by looking at cuts of meat? Think again. Our body fat is different from that of a cow or a pig. Explore the different colors, what they mean, and which kind to avoid at all costs.


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How You Can Manage Diabetes During Your Hospital Stay

Tags: blood sugar levels, diabetes, hospital stay, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes and are anticipating a hospital stay, you may be wondering how the hospital will manage your diabetes. An endocrinologist answers frequently asked questions.


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Feeling Tired? It May Not Be From Lack of Sleep

Tags: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, sleep, thyroid, thyroid disorders, thyroid hormone, underactive thyroid

If you’re experiencing prolonged fatigue, it could be due to a problem with your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower front part of the neck.


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Dangers of Opioid Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know

Tags: addiction, chronic pain, medications, opiods and opiates, pain medication, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, substance abuse

We hear a lot about opioid pain medications in the news these days. That's because over the past two decades there has been widespread abuse of this class of drugs. Learn more about these powerful medications and some of the shocking usage statistics.


Do you know the truth about shingles? Don’t fall for these 7 myths.

Do You Know the Truth About Shingles? (Infographic)

Tags: chicken pox, chronic pain, infographic, shingles, shingles vaccine

Debunk the top seven myths about shingles, a painful skin rash that attacks one in three people.


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Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?

Tags: chronic neck pain, electronics, neck pain, posture, smartphones

Our devotion to mobile phones has triggered a new repetitive strain injury: "text neck." Find out more about how to avoid unnecessary pain.


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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.