Living with Chronic Conditions

Millions of us suffer from chronic illnesses, from asthma and diabetes to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic illnesses are persistent and long lasting. Our experts—including those with chronic conditions—offer tips, treatments and advice to ease the burden.

Patient Story

‘I changed everything, cold turkey’

After a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, Alan Barchett's commitment to diet and lifestyle change has helped him reclaim his health.

‘I can reach the world again’

Once a pro boxer and prison guard, Kristina King had long been sidelined by injuries. After robot-assisted surgery, she's back on the move.

Reap the benefits of tomatoes

The harvest bounty offers a wonderful opportunity to boost your nutrition with some creative dishes.

Patient Story

‘A prosperous, blessed life’

For Trevor Freeman, 16, a lifelong battle with sickle cell disease hasn't stymied his ambitions for golf glory.

7 steps to a healthier heart

A cardiologist identifies good habits to adopt—and one very bad habit to drop.

‘It was kind of a miracle’

A cutting-edge treatment brings a welcome end to an avid fisherman's battle with persistent wounds.

Patient Story

‘Such a joy’

A colorful string of bravery beads shows a baby girl’s remarkable journey.

Patient Story

Rufus, the teaching teddy bear

A cuddly companion guides young patients in helpful lessons about diabetes.

Patient Story

‘I just want you to save my boy’

After managing hemophilia since birth, MacKale McGuire faced a diagnosis of bone cancer at age 11.

Get control of GERD symptoms

Cool your heartburn with these four tips from a doctor who knows.

Beat stress, boost happiness

A fresh take on mindfulness highlights opportunities for self-compassion and connecting with others.

Patient Story

‘I do everything now’

After doctors installed a small device in his spine, Don Ferris is enjoying a life without back pain—for the first time in years.