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  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism) Cancer Effects of stroke Multiple sclerosis Arthritis Diabetes Alzheimer's disease…

  • Hereditary Hemochromatosis

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease in which your body has too much iron. This extra iron can damage your tissues… the extra iron, and it ends up damaging your tissues and organs. It can lead to liver damage, arthritis, heart problems, and diabetes. There are…

  • A plate with healthy food cut in the shape of a rabbit with a side cup of fruit

    Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health

    Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced… source of protein. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you have a health problem or risk factor, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high…

  • Fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables sitting on table. Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps your body build strong bones and teeth. You can get it from foods, sunlight, and dietary supplements.

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… has other health benefits, as well. Vitamin D may protect against various health conditions, such as some cancers, muscle weakness, mood disorders, diabetes, kidney disease,…

  • Muscular man applying testosterone gel on shoulder

    Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… including: Cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy Testicular cancer Injury to your testicles Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels) Problems with your nervous system Obesity Diabetes Path to…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Healthy Weight

    Achieving a healthy weight is different for everyone. You may want to lose weight for personal reasons. Or you may… age. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the best ways to avoid weight-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease…

  • A man does sit ups on a mat on the floor as part of his exercise routine.

    Why Exercise?

    Exercise is powerful medicine. Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts… Adding exercise to your routine can positively affect your life. Exercise can: Reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis,diabetes, and obesity Reduce your risk of…

  • doctor with laptop counsels a young female patient at a desk

    Self-management: Taking Charge of Your Health

    One of the best ways to cope with a chronic illness is to take part in managing it. This can… over a long period of time—possibly your entire life. In many cases, there is no way to cure a chronic illness. Diabetes and high blood pressure are examples of…

  • fluffy domestic cat stretches its paw and claws in the air

    Cat-Scratch Disease (Cat-Scratch Fever)

    Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. It is caused by… What is cat-scratch disease? Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. It is caused by…

  • Overweight female with fat folds under her bra clasp in the back

    Intertrigo

    Intertrigo is a rubbing of the skin in areas where the skin folds and becomes moist… What is intertrigo? Intertrigo is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together or where it is often moist. This rubbing…

  • older couple stretching before exercise in a park

    Exercise and Seniors

    Some form of regular exercise is important for older adults… Exercise is an important part of nearly everyone’s everyday health, including older adults. Experts say seniors should be as active as possible. If you are an older adult, exercise can help you live a…

  • Glycemic Index and Your Diet

    The glycemic index (GI) is a way to measure how fast the carbohydrates in a food will make your blood… People use many tools to create a healthy diet or to lose weight. One of these tools is the glycemic index. The glycemic index (GI)…

  • Healthy food and drink choices often included in the dash diet plan, sitting on a table surrounded by blood pressure monitor

    The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

    Healthy eating with the DASH diet can reduce high blood pressure and lower your bad cholesterol… Wellness starts with a healthy diet. In fact, eating healthier foods improves many health problems. This includes high blood pressure (hypertension). The right foods can lower your blood pressure…

  • A older couple biking together outdoors

    What You Can Do to Maintain Your Health

    Good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. Learn what you can do to maintain your health… A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy. In turn, good health can decrease your risk of developing certain diseases or conditions. These include…

  • Older couple standing at counter, preparing a meal with healthy fruits and vegetables

    After 50: Nutritional Needs

    Don’t ignore your nutritional needs as you get older… Our bodies change as we age. Our nutritional needs to change too. Nutrition comes from food and water. Nutritional needs are different for men and women, certain medical conditions, activity level, and age. Food provides…

  • A close-up of a young woman who has cystic acne covering her jawline. Isotretinoin is a prescription medicine used to treat severe acne. It has certain side effects to consider.

    Isotretinoin for Acne

    Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne and it has certain side effects to consider… Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is usually used for cystic acne that did not get better after treatment with other medicines…

  • A variety of fruits and vegetables on a table. Dietary fiber can help curb weight gain, aid in digestion, and absorb nutrients. You can make small changes to add more fiber to your diet.

    How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

    Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plants that aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It reduces… Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate we eat. Eating the right amount of fiber has been shown…

  • pregnant woman holding scale with other hand on her belly

    Obesity and Pregnancy

    Women who have obesity can have healthy pregnancies. It is important to receive regular prenatal care to manage risks to… A person is considered to have obesity when their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher (without being pregnant). For people who become pregnant,…