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

‘The sky’s the limit’

Lauren Vegter doesn’t just live with lupus—she soars.

Patient Story

‘I just wanted to live’

Paul Hitts struggled with the effects of COPD for years—and then a specialized treatment breathed new air into his lungs.

Watch your wintry step

Follow these simple precautions to help you avoid costly falls on slippery walkways.

9 ways to stick with New Year’s resolutions

Harness the power of psychology today to realize your goals tomorrow.

New hope, new help for addiction

As drug and alcohol abuse rates soar, treatment options expand.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Soup-er satisfying

A dietitian offers 4 reasons to put the familiar comfort food on your menu.

Patient Story

‘A wonderful journey’

A double lung transplant renewed a Michigan man's life—and filled him with immense gratitude.

Patient Story

‘Living their best lives’

Timely surgery gives Kody Brant, born with a rare liver disease, a chance for a normal childhood.

Patient Story

‘Just a tiny little poke’

“You have to be brave,” a 5-year-old girl advises after she gets her COVID-19 vaccination.

Patient Story

‘This is a miracle’

Lou Coleman suffered worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s for years—and then doctors offered a life-changing treatment.

Patient Story

A new inspiration

After emergency care pinpointed an embolism and severe clotting, David Bell has committed himself to regular checkups and a healthier lifestyle.