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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