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.

Do heart attacks rise as we spring ahead?

Preventive and interventional cardiologists provide suggestions for how to take it easy on your ticker.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Patient Story

‘A little bit of hope’

Addison Weith’s genes put her at risk for health troubles. Her family’s vigilance during the pandemic has kept her healthy for the longest stretch ever.

9 foods to boost your energy

Try these tasty treats packed with fuel and nutrition to get you through until spring.

Patient Story

‘Much more optimistic’

Luke Thomas battled weight all his life. With help from a lifestyle medicine program, he shed pounds, beat back diabetes and gained health.

A man’s life-saving epiphany

Middle-age guys who want to reclaim their health through diet and exercise should expect the unexpected—but anticipate results, too.

Patient Story

‘God’s hand was in it’

Remote video technology played a key role in helping doctors quickly diagnose and treat a teenager for an aggressive autoimmune disorder.

Self-care 101

A doctor shares her top tips for women trying to make their own health and well-being a priority.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Patient Story

‘I feel good, I feel healthy’

A unique weight-management program has taken a traveling Michigan couple on the ultimate health journey.

Patient Story

‘It makes COVID-19 less scary’

Patients at high risk for developing severe illness turn to a new type of treatment at an outpatient clinic.

Time to shake it up?

If your meals are healthy and balanced, you probably don't need protein shakes. But on the go, a shake can get you through.