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.
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.
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.
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.
Chronic Conditions Can Cause Emotional Stresschevron_right
Battling one or more chronic diseases can take an emotional as well as a physical toll. Feeling down or discouraged about your condition and the impact it’s having on your life can sometimes turn into depression.
What Is Gout—and Who Gets It?chevron_right
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis, which is a group of diseases caused by an overactive immune system.