10 Things to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which a  person’s immune system attacks its own body’s tissues. As there are more than 100 types of arthritis, there can be misunderstanding about each. Here are 10 things to know about rheumatoid arthritis: About 1.5 million americans suffer from RA. Women are affected more ... Read More...

Why You Need an Asthma Action Plan

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The experience of asthma in adults varies widely, from “It’s not that big of a deal” to “I can’t breathe at all.” In all, more than 25 million Americans (adults and children) struggle with the effects of asthma on their breathing—and their daily lives. There is no cure for asthma, and triggers and treatments differ from person to ... Read More...

Learn What Doctor Appointments You Need to Schedule at Every Stage of Your Life

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This week we're celebrating National Women's Health Week - an observance designed to educate and bring awareness to women's health.   Women have unique health care needs and it can be confusing to know what doctor appointments they need to schedule at each stage of their lives.   Spread the word to all the women you care about ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Skin Cancer

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When it comes to skin cancer, we know we should use sunscreen and avoid tanning beds to prevent it, but there’s a lot more to the disease than that. Here are 10 things everyone should know about skin cancer. In the United States, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. There are more new cases of skin ... Read More...

7 Facts to Know About Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes (formerly adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes) is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level. Abnormally high or low levels of glucose— which is your body’s “fuel” or energy source— is a potentially serious threat to your health. If you have recently been ... Read More...

8 Questions to Ask About Hepatitis Treatment

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Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, is a worldwide problem, with more than 400 million people living with some form of hepatitis today.The good news, however, is that there are a host of effective treatments and means of prevention. However, with five primary types of hepatitis, knowing what a hepatitis diagnosis means can be intimidating. ... Read More...

How do you shop for health care?

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Think about when you shop for a product or service - whether it is produce from your supermarket or a mechanic to repair your car - you likely compare prices and quality. You use the tools you know will help you be a savvy, smart shopper. What about your health care? Price differences can apply to health care costs even within our own community. ... Read More...

What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

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While Lyme disease can be a concern year round, ticks are most active in warmer months. This year, experts are warning that more ticks are carrying viruses, including Powassan virus and Lyme Disease. As we are all spending more time outside, here’s what you should know about Lyme disease. Lyme disease, also called Lyme borreliosis, is a ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. It primarily affects the liver and can range from a mild, short-term condition to a lifelong, serious one. Here are 10 things to know about hepatitis C. Some people have hepatitis C for just a short time, and it goes away on its own. Between 75-85 percent, however, will ... Read More...

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

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Did you know that 1 in every 5 American adults will have a mental condition in any given year? Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do to keep your whole self healthy. While there are varying degrees of mental health conditions, as well as a multitude of treatment options, there are a few things you can do ... Read More...