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Hiatal Hernia

Symptoms of a hiatal hernia can be relieved with weight reduction and with smoking cessation. It is also important to avoid eating large meals and to also avoid lying down after eating. Medications can be prescribed, and occasionally surgical repair of the hernia is required. Increasing age,...


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Making a Support Group Work for You

  • Make meetings a priority. Attend regularly and be on time. Be an active participant. Set positive goals and work toward them.

  • Keep your expectations realistic. Look for improvement, not miracles. Give as well as receive.

  • Keep the group in its place. It's possible you will make friends within the group, but don't depend on members and meetings for your social life.

  • Play by the rules. Avoid making criticisms or forcing advice onto the group. Listen more than you talk.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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