Chronic Condition News

Is Something in Your Medicine Cabinet Raising Your Blood Pressure?chevron_right
If you’re trying to control your blood pressure, you probably know that actions such as limiting salt and managing stress can help. But it’s possible that what you don’t know is hurting your efforts.

Hard-Wired to Stay Up Late? What Night Owls Need to Know About Diabeteschevron_right
Do you consider yourself a night owl? Do you naturally go to bed late and prefer sleeping in? If so, it may be time to pay extra attention to your health.

Flu Shots Are Still Important—Here’s Whychevron_right
Last flu season was rough. Nationwide, the CDC estimates there were as many as 640,000 flu-related hospitalizations. And adults ages 65 and older were significantly more likely than the general population to have serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, heart attack, and stroke.

Take Care of Your Kidneys When You Have Other Chronic Conditionschevron_right
Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) also have other long-term health concerns. Diabetes and high blood pressure are especially common. If you have one (or both) of these conditions, as well as CKD, here’s good news: You can take steps to protect your kidneys and manage your overall health.

Osteoporosis: What You Need to Knowchevron_right
Staying active is key to living a healthy life as you age. Preventing or managing osteoporosis can help you keep moving. This common disease can lead to serious injuries that compromise your mobility.

How to Talk with Your Healthcare Provider About Back Painchevron_right
If your back hurts, you might write it off as a normal part of life. After all, a lot of people have back pain from time to time. But if back pain is severe, doesn’t go away with time, or is getting in the way of daily life, you might have a significant medical problem.

Taking Medicine Safely Is Vital to Your Healthchevron_right
Here’s an overview of the type of medicines your provider may prescribe and what can happen when conditions aren’t managed properly.

Get Asthma Under Controlchevron_right
If you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans affected by asthma, learning to manage and control the condition can help you limit its impact on your life and activities.

Don’t Let Kidney Disease Sneak Up on Youchevron_right
Every day, your kidneys have a major job: to filter about 200 quarts of blood to make about 2 quarts of urine. What could go wrong?

Cut Your Risk for Fatty Liver Diseasechevron_right
Where does fat build up in your body? You’re probably thinking of your belly or thighs. But fat can also accumulate in your organs. When this happens in your liver, it’s called fatty liver disease.

Have Diabetes? Watch for These Lesser-Known Complicationschevron_right
You have regular eye exams. You get a foot checkup at every health care provider visit. But if you have diabetes, there are other health concerns you may face.

Digest These Facts About Diverticulosischevron_right
Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches develop and push out through weak spots in your colon’s wall. Genetics and straining on the toilet are possible causes of diverticulosis. A low-fiber diet might also be a contributing factor.