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Winter

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

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Symptoms

Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If joint pain and stiffness has you worried about rheumatoid arthritis, learn about the common signs and tests you'll need to confirm a diagosis.

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Complications

Can Your RA Cause Eye Problems Too?

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be your RA.

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Complications

RA Complications You Should Know About

Learn how to protect yourself from little-known rheumatoid arthritis complications like lung, heart, bone, and eye disease.

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Risk Factors

Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures: What You Should Know

Get the facts about reducing your risk of osteoporosis, straight from the clinical director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Living With

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

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Doctor & Patient

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

A pulmonologist answers the most popular concerns he hears from patients about how to treat severe asthma.

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Living With

How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

Severe asthma is more difficult to control and causes more symptoms and attacks than other types.

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Treatment

5 Things I Learned From Cervical Cancer

Linda, a cervical cancer survivor, shares her advice on how to stay strong — mentally and physically — throughout your cancer treatment journey.

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Diagnosis

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.