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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.

PTSD Can Happen to Anyone
PTSD occurs when you experience trauma and continue to feel its effects long after the incident took place.

Good Night, Sleep Tight—And Symptom-Free
Many people with asthma report problems at night, from coughing to wheezing. For better sleep, it's important to control your symptoms.

Could These Natural Allergy Remedies Be Right For You?
Here is information on 3 supplements that may help bring allergy relief.

Should You Use an App to Manage Your Diabetes?
An increasing array of smartphone apps for diabetes promises to help you keep tabs on your blood sugar readings and improve your health.

Bone Up on Your Knowledge of Paget Disease
Paget disease is a chronic bone disorder that causes bone to rebuild at an accelerated rate. The new bone has an abnormal structure and is often soft, weak, and may be much larger than normal.

Breathe Easier with This Information About COPD
If you recently found out that you have COPD, you probably have lots of questions about treating it. Different treatments work for different people, so discuss with your doctor which ones may be best for you.

Making “Cents” of High Blood Pressure
A new study found that people with high blood pressure rack up about $2,000 more in yearly health care expenses compared with those without the condition.

Love, Marriage, and Diabetes Risk
Married couples share more than just a fight for the covers. One study shows that they also share a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

5 Ways to Lower Your A1c
It’s important to know how well your blood sugar is controlled over time. In the long term, high blood sugar can harm your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, feet, and eyes.

Heavy Alcohol Use May Lead to Dementia
A new study has found a strong link between heavy alcohol use and dementia, especially in early-onset dementia, which occurs before age 65.

Got Diabetes and High Blood Pressure? Track Your Blood Pressure at Home
If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, you should be checking your blood pressure at home in between doctor visits. But do you know how to do it correctly?
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