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Feeling Your Age? Your Diabetes Might Be, Too
If you have diabetes, age-related changes inside your body may affect how you respond to medicine in ways you didn’t expect. With some diabetes medicines, the dose you need might change. With others, you might experience side effects.

Know the Truth About Depression
Depression is a common, serious illness—and one that’s frequently misunderstood. How much do you really know about depression? Here’s the truth about 4 myths.

Is Something in Your Medicine Cabinet Raising Your Blood Pressure?
If you’re trying to control your blood pressure, you probably know that actions such as limiting salt and managing stress can help. But it’s possible that what you don’t know is hurting your efforts.

Hard-Wired to Stay Up Late? What Night Owls Need to Know About Diabetes
Do you consider yourself a night owl? Do you naturally go to bed late and prefer sleeping in? If so, it may be time to pay extra attention to your health.

Flu Shots Are Still Important—Here’s Why
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 Conditions
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 Know
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 Pain
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.

Taking Medicine Safely Is Vital to Your Health
Here’s an overview of the type of medicines your provider may prescribe and what can happen when conditions aren’t managed properly.

Get Asthma Under Control
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.

Don’t Let Kidney Disease Sneak Up on You
Every day, your kidneys have a major job: to filter about 200 quarts of blood to make about 2 quarts of urine. What could go wrong?

Cut Your Risk for Fatty Liver Disease
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.
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