Living With a Chronic Health Condition
Learning about your condition and doing your best to manage it can help you live a less fearful and more expansive life.
Living with COPD and Asthma
If you have COPD and asthma, you know that they cause similar symptoms.
Living with Parkinson’s Disease
You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.
Lowering Cholesterol: Lifestyle Changes
People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.
Low-vision devices are categorized as either optical or nonoptical. Optical devices are magnifying lenses or closed circuit TV. Nonoptical devices are large-print books and talking computers.
Lymphedema After Breast Cancer
After you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, you face another potential problem—lymphyphedema, a swelling that occurs in the arm, breast, or chest area after breast cancer treatment.
Major Depression in Children
Common symptoms of major depression include persistent feelings of sadness, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating.
Make Sure You Understand Your Treatment
For optimum health, you need to understand your health problem and your treatment plan, including how to take prescription medications.
Managing Adult Acne
Shifting hormone levels make women prone to breakouts. This is especially true if you have ovarian cysts, are pregnant or are starting or stopping birth control pills.
Managing Arthritis with Exercise
Exercise has important health benefits for everyone -- regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly, and within their limits, is critical.
Managing Midlife Weight Gain
Between the late 30s and late 40s, it's not uncommon for both men and women to gain 10 pounds.
Managing Prehypertension Without Drugs
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
The treatment goals include reducing joint swelling, relieving stiffness, preventing joint damage and maintaining joint function.
Massage Therapy for Back Pain
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.
Medication Strategies During Pregnancy
No one can say for sure that a medication is safe to use while you're pregnant. But, avoiding medicines may not be a good idea, either. It may be wiser to treat an illness than ignore it.
Medications that Can Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
Medications to Treat ADHD in Children
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
Men and Depression
Instead of asking for help, men who are depressed are likely to drink alcohol to excess, take drugs, or become frustrated, discouraged, and irritable.
Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes
Metabolic syndrome is marked by higher levels of glucose in the blood. That's also a sign of pre-diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome and Soft Drink Consumption
Regular soft drinks contain sugar—empty calories in your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more deep fat.
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups.