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Living Well with Chronic Illness
From arthritis and diabetes to eczema and asthma—living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. One secret to success: Take charge.

Could Your Dog’s Diabetes Mean You’re in Danger, Too?
You share a special bond, a household, and miles of walking together. But a new study found there’s more you might have in common with your four-legged best friend. A new Swedish study found having a dog with diabetes increases the owner’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, too.

Just Passing Pain? Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
With carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), your hand and wrist tingle or go numb from pressure on the median nerve that runs through a narrow passage from your forearm into your hand. This passage tends to be smaller in women than it is in men. This may be one reason why women are three times more likely to develop CTS than men.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Wise Choice for People with Diabetes
Forget the worm. A new study suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, early birds get something even better: the health-boosting benefits of exercise.

Have a Chronic Condition? Following Your Care Plan Is Key to Staying Healthy
Living with a chronic health problem isn’t always easy. You do a lot to manage your condition. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find it harder to stick with your care plan. Now more than ever, it’s important to continue taking care of your health and to not delay essential treatment. Your healthcare provider is here to help.

Seasonal Tips to Ease Allergy Symptoms
Pollen and mold allergies can bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including a runny nose and itchy throat. But these allergens aren’t the only ones to disrupt daily life—other common substances can also trigger allergy-like symptoms. Try these tips to feel better and enjoy yourself no matter the season.

4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorder
Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Follow these tips to ease your symptoms and manage the condition. A few simple changes can make a big difference.

A Healthy Diet: Your First Line of Defense Against Disease
A healthy diet lays the foundation for your overall well-being. And heart-healthy fruits and vegetables—between to 2 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit each day—are the cornerstone.

Those with Type 2 Diabetes Can Walk Their Way to Heart Health
The beauty of walking is that it’s so simple an exercise. It doesn’t require fancy equipment or a lot of skill. And it can be done just about anywhere, anytime.

The Emotional Side of Diabetes
How you feel mentally can impact your health as much as how you feel physically.

Don’t Let a Chronic Condition Sideline You from Exercise
You may think that a chronic condition such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, asthma, or COPD disqualifies you from exercise. In fact, being active is one of the best ways you can help manage, and sometimes prevent, serious medical issues.

Could a Counselor Help You?
Talking can be good medicine. Whether you’re concerned about a difficult relationship, low moods, an overload of stress, or frustrations at work or home—or you’re trying to cope with feelings that just seem overwhelming at times—working with a counselor or therapist can help you make positive changes in your life.

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