Chronic Condition News

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.

A Simple Fix to Keep Back Pain at Baychevron_right
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 COPDchevron_right
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 Anxietychevron_right
Some days you just don’t feel your best. But for some people, those days turn into weeks or months.

Crohn’s Disease: Not a ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Conditionchevron_right
This disease is different for each person, from symptoms and complications to triggers and effective treatments.

Carbs Count When Managing Diabeteschevron_right
Making smart choices about what you eat and drink is important for managing diabetes. Counting carbohydrates (“carbs”) is one way to do that.

When a Chronic Disease Runs in Your Familychevron_right
Even if you have a family history of a chronic condition, you can lower your risk by making smart lifestyle changes and getting screenings.

Eat This, Not That to Manage Your Chronic Diseasechevron_right
Eating a healthy diet helps you take charge of your health when you have a chronic condition. The food choices you make can have a huge effect on how you feel, for better or worse.