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What Is Gout—and Who Gets It?
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis, which is a group of diseases caused by an overactive immune system.

How Yoga Can Help with Blood Sugar Management
Yoga is a popular wellness practice that combines physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. About one in seven American adults have practiced yoga within the past year.

Protect Your Bones Against Osteoporosis
It might seem surprising, but bones and lung health are connected. Osteoporosis—a condition of porous, weak bones that break easily—can be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. That’s why everyone with COPD can benefit from learning about bone health.

Considering Marijuana for a Health Condition? What You Should Know
Is marijuana a medical miracle? Or a dangerous drug that is best avoided? The answer likely lies somewhere in the middle. While marijuana may help with certain conditions, it is by no means a cure-all.

Your Guide to Healthy Glucose Levels
Sugar gets a lot of guff—but the truth is, you need glucose to fuel your body’s functions. It provides power for your moving muscles, your thinking brain, and your pumping heart.

Breaking the Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression
Living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or Parkinson’s disease, requires a realistic but positive outlook. It’s natural to experience sadness, anger, or uncertainty about the future, but if these feelings persist and interfere with your daily functioning, depression may be responsible.

Hispanic Americans: Fight Back Against Diabetes
Over their lifetime, more than 50% of Hispanic American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC. It’s not easy managing such a serious condition. But the good news is that you can take action right away to better control diabetes with these key tips.

Talking with Your Provider About Chronic Pain Treatment
Treatment may not make your pain disappear. But in most cases, medicines, therapy, or a combination of the two can provide significant relief and help you lead a full life.

Strategies to Prevent Depression, No Matter Your Age
Here’s what to know about preventing depression, depending on your age.

Gotta Go? Try These 6 Bladder Tips
Some people have sudden, strong urges to go, or an uncontrollable flow. Others leak fluid when they laugh, sneeze, or exercise. Millions of adults in the U.S. have these or other bladder problems—so, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about it.

Is PAD Interrupting Your Sleep?
Leg pain can be caused by a lot of different things. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of them. This condition often results from plaque building up in arteries that carry blood away from the heart to the legs and other areas of the body.

5 Tips for Dating if You Have Asthma
Don’t let asthma get in the way of an active social life. There’s a lot you can do to stay comfortable, feel confident, and have fun on a date!

7 Tips for Living with Sleep Apnea
Sawing logs. Catching z’s. Grabbing some shut-eye. Whatever you call it, sleep is a big part of your life—and it plays a big role in your health. But if you have sleep apnea, sleep can be unrestful, frustrating, and even dangerous. Thankfully, you can take some steps to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

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