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5 Differences to Know About Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
More than 23 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes. There are two main types of the disease: type 1 and type 2. Although they’re similar in some ways, there are also some important differences that you should know.

Do’s and Don’ts for Springtime Allergies
Spring is in the air! And pollen, too … which means the sniffling, sneezing, and itchiness of allergies are soon to follow. But you don’t have to resign yourself to weeks of congested misery—there are ways to prevent symptoms and still enjoy the season.

Obesity’s Gender Divide: Health Effects Differ for Men, Women
Diabetes. Heart disease. Lung disease. Cancer. They’re all major causes of death. And research now shows, they’re all linked to one risk factor: obesity.

A Simple Fix to Keep Back Pain at Bay
Even if your mother can’t come along to remind you, you can take steps to correct your posture throughout the day.

When You're Diagnosed With Both Asthma and COPD
When you’re diagnosed with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can be difficult to breathe. But did you know that about 15% to 55% of adults with one of these lung diseases actually qualify for a dual diagnosis?

Know the Signs of Depression and Anxiety
Some days you just don’t feel your best. But for some people, those days turn into weeks or months.

Crohn’s Disease: Not a ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Condition
This disease is different for each person, from symptoms and complications to triggers and effective treatments.

Carbs Count When Managing Diabetes
Making smart choices about what you eat and drink is important for managing diabetes. Counting carbohydrates (“carbs”) is one way to do that.

Eat This, Not That to Manage Your Chronic Disease
Eating a healthy diet helps you take charge of your health when you have a chronic condition. The food choices you make can have a huge effect on how you feel, for better or worse.

Get Moving to Control Your Blood Sugar
Whether you want to prevent diabetes or manage it better, it’s best to keep active.

When a Chronic Disease Runs in Your Family
Even if you have a family history of a chronic condition, you can lower your risk by making smart lifestyle changes and getting screenings.

Get Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner, Not Later
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease in which your immune system attacks your own joints by mistake. It can start at any age, but the risk is highest in your 60s.
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