Living With Chronic Conditions

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Best Ways You Can Target Your Cancer Pain

Tags: cancer, cancer pain, cancer treatment, chronic pain, nerve blocks

As cancer is a complex progressive disease, treating cancer pain is a challenge. Today, there are advanced techniques to helping fight cancer pain for those who can't tolerate narcotic drug treatments.


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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Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Tags: back pain, back surgery, chronic back pain, physical therapy, spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery. A new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning function.


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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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Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

Tags: Crohn's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, stress, urinary tract infection

To help reduce your multiple sclerosis flare-ups, avoid certain triggers, including smoking, excessive heat and fatigue. Read the full list and find out why they can worsen MS.


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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.


Chronic Heart Failure

Accepting Your Chronic Heart Failure is Key to Quality of Life

Tags: acceptance, chronic conditions, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, nursing, quality of life

Study shows chronic heart failure patients who have come to terms with their disease are more likely to have a better quality of life when compared with patients who have not accepted their illness.


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Best Ways to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair or Cane

Tags: falling, geriatric, geriatric health, rehabilitation, wheelchairs and canes

You can learn several ways to help people who use an assistive device to walk, climb stairs, or get in and out of bed. It's important to learn how to help safely and comfortably -- for both the patient and the caregiver.


Young woman working to fix the bathtub caulk with toxic mold with a chisel and is involved in hard work and dirt

Mold: What You Need to Know to Cut Your Risk

Tags: asthma, fungus, humidity, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs, mold

Mold exposure occurs in warm, wet indoor and outdoor locations. Contact can cause mild to severe breathing problems and more. Here's how to cut down your risk.


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How You Can Continue to Work During Cancer Treatment

Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatments, chronic stress, stress, work, workplace health

Among the many important issues that patients with cancer must decide is whether they should continue to work during their treatment. For those who decide to continue working, take steps to prepare yourself for a new routine.