Chronic Conditions

Chronic Conditions

Skincare Routine Essentials for Chronic Skin Conditions

It is important to know about your skin, allergies or sensitivities, and skin type whether or not you have a chronic condition. Depending on the severity and extent of chronic skin conditions, certain products or medications may need to be added to a skincare routine.

Chronic Conditions

Can You Have Pets with a Pet Allergy?

While no furry friend can truly be hypoallergenic, there are some dog breeds or types of pets are better choices for hopeful pet owners who have pet allergies. The cause of most pet allergies is not the pet itself, but the dust and dander that gets trapped in their fur, or allergens they carry inside on their fur.

Chronic Conditions

Best Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure 

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have hypertension. Regular exercise can help lower blood pressure.

Shot of a happy senior couple dancing in their kitchen at home
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Finding Relief: Who to Talk to When Allergies Strike

Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a new allergy’s development and where to go to receive qualified care and advice.

A young adult man going for a walk outdoors stops to apply eyedrops.
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Best Foods to Prevent Diabetes  

Food as preventative medicine? When it comes to preventing diabetes, certain foods can help lower your risk. 

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Planning a Thanksgiving for People Living with Diabetes 

Holiday meals don’t have to be put on hold if you are celebrating with someone who has diabetes. We’ve got healthy tips for the special day.

Friends Celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner Together
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How to Talk to a Loved One About Dementia, Alzheimer’s Concerns 

Talking to a family member or close friend about your concerns related to changes in mental health and cognition as they age is not always an easy discussion.

Asian daughter spending time with her elderly mother at home
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“I Had to Get Comfortable with the New Me.” Michigan Woman Reflects on Breast Cancer Battle 

Rebecca Adams’ HER2-positive, stage 3A breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock. Extensive research and lifestyle changes helped her persevere.

Rebecca Adams' HER2-positive, stage 3A breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock. Extensive research and lifestyle changes helped her persevere.
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Obesity Now Affects Children Earlier in Life

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S., and it’s impacting children at an earlier age than ever before.

Overweight Brother and Sister Sitting on a Sofa Eating Takeaway Food and Watching the TV
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How Do I Know if My Blood Sugar is too High?  

There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, which makes the condition tough to detect. Monitoring your blood sugar decreases that risk.

How Do I Know if My Blood Sugar is too High?  
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Six Tips to Manage your Child’s Epilepsy

An open line of communication and plenty of encouragement are two of the many ways your family can help manage a child’s epilepsy condition.

Six Tips to Manage your Child’s Epilepsy
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How Weather Affects your Lungs and COPD  

COPD exacerbations occur most often when people living with the condition experience extremely cold or extremely hot and humid temperatures.

How Weather Affects your Lungs and COPD
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Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Ideas and Tips with Michigan Chef Chris Oliver 

Unburger Grill owner Chris Oliver, a diabetic for the last 21 years, recommends some wintery, diabetes-friendly recipes and shares a few tips.

Unburger Grill owner Christopher Oliver converted to veganism in an effort to better manage his type 2 diabetes.
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Eye Symptoms Diabetics Should Pay Attention To   

Seeing spots or experiencing wavy vision should not be ignored, especially if someone is diabetic. Here are some common eye symptoms to pay attention to.

macro human eye
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Side Effects of a Processed Food Diet 

We throw bags of chips and boxes of crackers and snacks into our grocery carts. But what effects do those processed foods have on our diet?

Woman choosing cheese in supermarket.
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How Sugar Alternatives Affect Blood Sugar 

Diabetics monitoring their daily diet have a lot to keep track of. We look at how sugar alternatives affect blood sugar levels.

Different types of sugar

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