Chronic Disease

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Thyroid Cancer: Risk Factors

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Learn about the different risk factors for cancer.


Breaking the Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

Living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or Parkinson’s disease, requires a realistic but positive outlook. It’s natura ...


Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease

Stress is a normal part of life. Stress can come from physical, emotional, and even less dramatic causes. Your body’s response to stress is supposed t ...


Heart Disease Prevention Starts in Childhood

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not for your young children. But the CDC says obesity affects 1 out of every 5 U.S. children. ...


Chronic High Blood Pressure

When a person's blood pressure reading is high at two or more separate appointments, the result is a Hypertension diagnosis. Unfortunately, Hypertens ...


Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. It is important to learn the risk factors and skills for prevention in order to live a long ...


Chronic Kidney Disease

30 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is the gradual loss of kidney function. Learn the two main causes of CKD and one ...



Hypertension is the diagnosis for someone who has chronically elevated blood pressure. This can be caused by a number of factors, most of which can be ...


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