Living With Chronic Conditions

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That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Tags: asthma, bronchitis, eyes, fireplaces, lung disease, lung disorders

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing cozier than a warm, crackling blaze in the hearth. But a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause health problems.


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Good News If You Have Multiple Sclerosis: Generic Medication

Tags: brain health, medications, MS, multiple sclerosis, treatments

For people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), medications that control symptoms are often costly. The good news is that as patents expire, it opens the possibility for generic versions to become available.


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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart video, innovations, medical innovations, pacemaker, video

Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.


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Newly FDA-Approved Drugs Give Hope to People with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tags: clinical trials, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, shortness of breath, treatments

The FDA recently approved two new drugs to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. These drugs have been shown to slow the progression of this previously untreatable disease.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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How to Deal With Nerve Pain If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, foot pain, nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People with elevated or hard to control blood sugar are more susceptible to health problems that include nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy). Find out how to deal with nerve pain resulting from diabetes.


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5 Tips to Sleep Better — When You Worry About Not Sleeping

Tags: insomnia, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep testing

If you’re suffering from insomnia because you are anxious about getting good sleep or for other reasons, there are steps you can take to improve your sleep habits.


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7 Questions About Your Thyroid Cancer Surgery Answered

Tags: cancer, hormone replacement therapy, hormone therapy, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery

Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment for thyroid cancer. An endocrine surgeon provides answers seven common questions patients have about what happens after surgery.


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How Numbness, Tingling Are Connected to Your Multiple Sclerosis

Tags: demyelination, Devic's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, nerve damage, neuromyelitis optica (NMO), optic nerve, optic nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy

Demyelination, loss of the protective coating on nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causes multiple sclerosis and similarly debilitating conditions.


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7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, inhaler, tips for winter weather

If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don't have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.