Chronic Condition News

Considering Marijuana for a Health Condition? What You Should Knowchevron_right
Is marijuana a medical miracle? Or a dangerous drug that is best avoided? The answer likely lies somewhere in the middle. While marijuana may help with certain conditions, it is by no means a cure-all.

Breaking the Link Between Chronic Illness and Depressionchevron_right
Living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or Parkinson’s disease, requires a realistic but positive outlook. It’s natural to experience sadness, anger, or uncertainty about the future, but if these feelings persist and interfere with your daily functioning, depression may be responsible.

Hispanic Americans: Fight Back Against Diabeteschevron_right
Over their lifetime, more than 50% of Hispanic American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC. It’s not easy managing such a serious condition. But the good news is that you can take action right away to better control diabetes with these key tips.

Talking with Your Provider About Chronic Pain Treatmentchevron_right
Treatment may not make your pain disappear. But in most cases, medicines, therapy, or a combination of the two can provide significant relief and help you lead a full life.

Strategies to Prevent Depression, No Matter Your Agechevron_right
Here’s what to know about preventing depression, depending on your age.

Gotta Go? Try These 6 Bladder Tipschevron_right
Some people have sudden, strong urges to go, or an uncontrollable flow. Others leak fluid when they laugh, sneeze, or exercise. Millions of adults in the U.S. have these or other bladder problems—so, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about it.

Is PAD Interrupting Your Sleep?chevron_right
Leg pain can be caused by a lot of different things. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of them. This condition often results from plaque building up in arteries that carry blood away from the heart to the legs and other areas of the body.

5 Tips for Dating if You Have Asthmachevron_right
Don’t let asthma get in the way of an active social life. There’s a lot you can do to stay comfortable, feel confident, and have fun on a date!

7 Tips for Living with Sleep Apneachevron_right
Sawing logs. Catching z’s. Grabbing some shut-eye. Whatever you call it, sleep is a big part of your life—and it plays a big role in your health. But if you have sleep apnea, sleep can be unrestful, frustrating, and even dangerous. Thankfully, you can take some steps to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

6 Ways to Avoid Diabetes Complicationschevron_right
Diabetes can come with a host of complications, from nerve damage to eye problems to increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Keep diabetes under control with these strategies:

How to Deal with Long COVIDchevron_right
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in some way. More than 4 million people lost their lives throughout the world, with more than 600,000 in the U.S. Among the millions more who got sick and survived, many still have symptoms months later.

Trouble Taking Your HIV Medicine? Here’s Helpchevron_right
Brushing your teeth, charging your phone, drinking water. After an HIV diagnosis, there’s one more task to add to your daily to-do list: taking your medicine on time.

Take Steps to Protect Your Kidneyschevron_right
You’ve seen how a coffee filter keeps grounds out of your morning cup of joe. Your kidneys work much the same way, straining waste products from your blood.