Chronic Condition News
Many People Still Misusing Antibiotics
Health experts have long been urging patients to take antibiotics only as directed. But many people don’t seem to have gotten the message.
Tai Chi May Work Well for Knee Arthritis
Knee pain and stiffness are common when you have osteoarthritis of the knee. Physical therapy and medicines can help ease those symptoms—as can the martial art tai chi.
Knee Arthritis Not Helped by Vitamin D
Vitamin D is important for good bone health. But it doesn’t help relieve pain or slow down osteoarthritis of the knee, a recent study says.
Prediabetes Affects 1 in 3 American Adults
Do you have prediabetes? You might not know if you do. In fact, more than one in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes, according to the CDC.
Take a Walk to Cut Diabetes Risk
Taking a short, 15-minute walk after meals may help protect you against type 2 diabetes.
Should You Be Tested for a Thyroid Problem?
Thyroid disease is a common problem as you get older. But experts don't recommend routine screening for thyroid dysfunction.
Exploring the Link: Asthma and Osteoporosis
A recent study suggests a link between bone health and asthma. Researchers found that people with asthma were more likely to have lower bone mineral density.
Hip Replacement a Popular Choice
Pain and stiffness in the hip can make everyday activities hard to do. So much so that some sufferers may choose a hip replacement. They often do so when other treatments fail to work. A recent study highlights just how popular this procedure has become in the U.S.
3 Ways to Better Control Your Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you know how hard it can sometimes be to manage the condition. That’s why experts keep looking for better ways to control the disease. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reviews the latest research on diabetes. It then updates its care guidelines for you and your doctor. Below are 3 key changes.
The Top Tactics for Relieving IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be hard to diagnose—no simple test can detect it. The disorder can be even harder to treat. Stomach cramping, diarrhea, constipation—these symptoms may come and go. And what may work to relieve them for one person may not work for someone else.
COPD Can Affect Sleep and Mental Health
A recent study found sleep and mental health problems are common in people with COPD.
Timing Matters for Some Heartburn Medication
A bowl of spicy chili, a cup of coffee, some deep-fried onion rings—these foods may be tasty. But they can also cause heartburn. When this discomfort hits you a few times a week or more, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.