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What to Know About RA’s Link to Osteoporosis

Having RA increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and suffering fractures from it. Here’s what you need to know.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Link Between Obesity and Asthma

Obesity could increase your risk of asthma because of changes in your respiratory muscles and other related conditions, according to this study.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

By Diane Domina

Don't Take It Sitting Down: Sitting Harms Your Heart and Health

Sitting too much can cause poor blood circulation increase inflammation. Learn how an active lifestyle can prevent obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

By Stephanie Stephens

Diabetes Risks Rise With Inactivity

Just two weeks of inactivity increases the risks associated with diabetes. Learn how to avoid step reduction and increase your daily activities.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is It Asthma or Something Else?

If you have asthma that doesn't respond to conventional therapies, it could be because one of these conditions is the root cause of your breathing troubles.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Low-Carb Diets Different for Men and Women

Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular for promoting weight loss and heart health, but your gender might affect the outcome.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

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

By Stephanie Stephens

How Women Can Stay Healthy With RA

If you're a woman with rheumatoid arthritis, you may be at risk of other chronic conditions. Here's how you can protect your health.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why Are Liver Cancer Deaths Skyrocketing?

Liver cancer deaths climbed an astonishing 43 percent from 2000 to 2016 in the U.S. Learn why obesity and hepatitis C are the most likely reasons.

By Diane Domina