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  • Senior couple exercising in the park

    Diabetes and Exercise

    Exercise can make a real difference for people who have diabetes. Exercise can help control your weight and lower your… Exercise can make a real difference for people who have diabetes. Exercise can help control your weight and lower your blood sugar level. It also…

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    Diabetes and Heart Disease

    People with diabetes are more likely to have heart disease, but there are steps you can take to lower the… People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. When you have diabetes, your blood sugar level is often much higher than it should be. Too…

  • A glucose meter propped up among a tabletop of fruit and vegetables

    Diabetes and Nutrition

    Your diet is one of the best ways to manage diabetes by helping you control the amount of sugar that… People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Managing diabetes means managing your blood sugar level. What you eat is closely connected…

  • side-by-side diagrams of a healthy heart and one with heart failure

    Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It can be caused by different heart… exact cause cannot be found. Some people are at higher risk of developing heart failure, including those who are: 65 years or older Black overweight…

  • Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles

    Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine)… Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine). At the bottom of your pelvis are layers of muscles known as your pelvic floor. They are shaped like…

  • woman with hands holding her crotch

    Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that affects the genital or anal areas. It can cause a rash, itching, pain,… What is lichen sclerosus? Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… is experiencing cognitive decline may have trouble learning, using language, or remembering things. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of growing older. Cognitive decline…

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… What is overactive bladder? Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning. You may have to urinate more often or…

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    Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Recovering from surgery typically involves the use of prescription or over-the-counter pain medicine… People used to think they had to suffer through pain after surgery. But it’s normal to need medicine to control your pain. Different types of pain medicine are available, and your doctor…

  • close-up of an elderly man’s hands on top of a cane with a caregiver’s hand on top

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects the nervous system and causes tremors, slowed movements and stiff muscles… What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement. It is…

  • Active woman in her 50s running and jogging.

    Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that occurs just before menopause… What is perimenopause? Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years. It’s a sign that a woman is getting closer to menopause. Menopause is the time in a woman’s…

  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… Prostate cancer, the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland, is a leading cause of death in men. Your doctor can perform a…

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that happens when the tissue becomes swollen an irritated… What is prostatitis? The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It’s about the size of a walnut and helps in sperm…

  • Two young women doing leg safety stretches before running in park

    Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    It’s common for runners to overdo it and become injured. You may run too far or too fast. But it’s… It’s common for runners to overdo it. In fact, up to 70% of runners develop injuries each year. They most often occur because of a…

  • Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs | Printable Patient Tip Sheet

    Properly storing and disposing of opioid medicine can protect the health and safety of others… The abuse of opioids is a significant public safety concern. Prescription opioids are powerful pain-reliever medicines that include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and others. Doctors often prescribe opioids after surgeries…

  • Male doctor and testicular cancer patient are discussing about testicular cancer test report.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young and middle-aged white men, but it can be treated… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer occurs in one or both of a person's testicles. The testicles are located in the scrotum (the skin…

  • 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… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • A man bench-pressing weights with another man spotting him

    Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious injury or even death. Follow these basic guidelines to lift weights… Whether you lift weights for general fitness, to train for sports, or for competition, safety comes first. Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious…

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