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Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, effective, and necessary to keep us all safe and to stop the pandemic from getting worse. But frightening or disturbing myths may make you think twice about getting a vaccine. Here’s why they shouldn’t.

Sep 5th, 2021
The Importance of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

You keep hearing that you should get the vaccine that protects against COVID-19, but you're just not sure. Everything feels so rushed to you, and so uncertain. Is a vaccine really that important? Yes, it is. Here’s why.

Aug 12th, 2021
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Snoring may sound silly, but if you snore you’re not breathing well as you sleep. In fact, if you snore, you might actually stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night. Rather than silly, that’s serious. And dangerous.

Jul 21st, 2021
Joint Pain? It Could Be Lupus

If you have joint pain, you may dismiss it as age-related arthritis. Or a side effect of a too-vigorous exercise routine. But joint pain could be an early sign of an autoimmune disease called lupus. Here’s what to do.

Jun 8th, 2021
How Stress Can Impact Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you keep tabs on your blood sugar and your diet and exercise too. But you should also keep tabs on your stress levels. Taking time for a “chill pill” is an important part of diabetes control. Here’s why.

May 6th, 2021
Should You See a Doctor for Your Headaches?

Whether you’ve always had headaches or they've just started, you might wonder if they’re a minor inconvenience or the sign of an underlying, more serious condition. A medical evaluation helps you find the answers and treatment you need.

Apr 12th, 2021
What Happens to Your Hormones After You Lose Weight?

You’ve heard all about the health benefits of losing weight. But did you know that achieving a healthy weight and staying fit also keeps your hormones balanced? If you’d like to improve the way you look, feel, and age, weight loss could be the key.

Mar 9th, 2021
The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Your doctor delivers the news: You have diabetes. And then they say, “It’s Type 1.” Or maybe “Type 2.” What’s the difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes? Do the differences change your treatment plan?

Feb 9th, 2021
Who Gets Gout?

If you got your information solely from movies, plays, and books, you’d think the only people in the world who get gout are wealthy, obese, white men. Not true. Anyone can develop gout, especially as they age. Are you at risk for painful gout?

Jan 3rd, 2021
Which Type of Sleep Apnea Do You Have?

You snore. You snort. You wake yourself up. It’s no wonder you never feel rested. You do an internet search and realize that you might have sleep apnea. But there’s more than one type. So how do you know which type applies to you?

Dec 6th, 2020
Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight

You try every calorie-reducing diet that comes along, and you run the treadmill for hours. So how come your bulges don’t budge? Why can’t you lose weight so you can be healthy and fit? Sounds like you need some help.

Nov 9th, 2020
Risk Factors for Heart Disease

For all of the muscles you can build up in your body, the one that absolutely needs to be strong is your heart. But when heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, how do you know if your heart is at risk?

Oct 12th, 2020
What Causes Earaches?

Maybe you remember getting lots of earaches as a child, but it may take you by surprise when you or a family member gets one as an adolescent or adult. What causes earaches, anyway? And how can you prevent them?

Sep 22nd, 2020
4 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Arthritis

When arthritis makes your joints stiff and painful, your first thought may be to reach for medication. But just making a few changes in your lifestyle could bring you relief, too — and without the side effects.

Aug 21st, 2020
How Sunshine and Heat Impact Lupus Symptoms

Sunny days make you feel fine … unless you have lupus. Both sunshine and the heat it brings can cause a disease flare. That doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Take precautions, and you’ll have a happy, healthy summer.

Jul 28th, 2020
Get on the Right Track With Weight Loss Management

Losing weight is the easy part. “What?” you say, erupting in protest. “Losing weight isn’t easy at all!” You’re right, of course. It’s not easy (with traditional diets). But keeping the weight from coming back is even harder. Here’s how to do both.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Why You Should Never Ignore Excessive Snoring

Your partner jostles you awake. Again. “You’re snoring. Again!” they complain. “Put in some earplugs and ignore it,” you tell them. Actually, they shouldn’t ignore your snoring. And neither should you.

May 26th, 2020
How Can I Prevent Gout?

Gout was once regarded as almost a “joke” condition, reserved for obese, wealthy old men who over-indulged in decadent foods and alcohol. But gout is no laughing matter: Almost 4% of US adults have this painful malady, and the number is rising.

Apr 22nd, 2020
When You Should Seek Urgent Care

You just came down with the flu. Or you have a headache that’s so bad you had to call in sick to work. If you have an immediate health need that’s not life-threatening or an emergency, you should get to urgent care ASAP.

Feb 1st, 2020
Myths and Facts About Lupus

When you have lupus, you may hear or read things about the disease that are upsetting and just plain untrue. Understanding the nature of your disease helps you separate myth from fact so you can have the active, fulfilling life you deserve.

Dec 4th, 2019
Why It's So Important to Stay Active if You Have Arthritis

Having stiff, painful joints may seem like a perfect excuse to enjoy some couch-potato time. But if you want your joints to feel better, you’ve got to get off that couch. Staying active is one of the most important things you can do for arthritis.

Nov 1st, 2019
Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sleep Apnea

If you have obstructive sleep apnea and you’re overweight, your doctor may have told you to lose those extra pounds to improve your nighttime breathing. But did you know that sleep apnea may make it harder to lose weight?

Oct 1st, 2019
Living With Lupus

Whether you’ve just discovered you have lupus or you’ve been living with it for awhile, merely thinking about the autoimmune disease is likely enough to make you feel stressed. But staying calm and caring for your body helps you manage your symptoms.

Sep 6th, 2019
What Can I Do About Chronic Arthritis Pain?

When you have chronic arthritis pain, you may wonder how you’re supposed to get through your day. Your stiff, inflamed joints are difficult to move and, when you do move them, they hurt. Here’s how to manage pain so you can do the things you love.

Aug 21st, 2019
The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

The No. 1 cause of diabetes is obesity, not genetics. So if you’re thinking you’re doomed to live with diabetes because it’s in your family history, that’s not necessarily so. Losing weight puts you in control of your blood sugar again.

Jul 12th, 2019
Helpful Tips For Preventing a Painful Gout Flare-up

The first time you felt it, you knew you never wanted to feel it again. That stabbing, aching throb in your joint, like someone is jabbing you with needles. If you have gout and want to avoid another painful attack, here’s what to do!

Jun 20th, 2019
How to Protect Yourself From Asthma Attacks This Spring

Spring is here, and the air is filled with the sweet smell of flowers … and their pollen. If you have asthma, springtime can be extra challenging. But with a little preparation, you can enjoy the spring sights and scents all season long.

Apr 5th, 2019
What Is Lupus and Am I At Risk?

You keep breaking out in odd-looking rashes, your joints hurt, or you’re just tired all the time. These are but a few of the symptoms of a serious autoimmune disease called lupus. Are you at risk?

Feb 8th, 2019
When is an EKG Recommended?

Your heart has been skipping beats lately, or you have chest pain or feel dizzy. To be sure that your heart and circulatory system are healthy, your doctor orders an EKG. Does that mean you should you be worried? Take a moment to learn more.

Nov 20th, 2018
Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. 80% of heart disease may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Read More...

Feb 15th, 2019