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

Don’t Let a Chronic Condition Sideline You from Exercise
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?
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 COPD
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 Pain
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 Diabetes
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 Allergies
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, Women
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.

A Simple Fix to Keep Back Pain at Bay
Even if your mother can’t come along to remind you, you can take steps to correct your posture throughout the day.

When You're Diagnosed With Both Asthma and COPD
When you’re diagnosed with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can be difficult to breathe. But did you know that about 15% to 55% of adults with one of these lung diseases actually qualify for a dual diagnosis?

Know the Signs of Depression and Anxiety
Some days you just don’t feel your best. But for some people, those days turn into weeks or months.
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