I am a writer and multimedia journalist living in Madison, Wisconsin. My expertise is in women's health, psychology, mental health, fitness and travel. Formerly at Chicago Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.
Lung cancer can be a challenge. But you don’t need to handle it alone. Whether it’s online or in person, it’s important to know you can lean on your friends, family, or others in your cancer community. And don’t forget about your medical care team. They can help you learn about your diagnosis and get the right kind of support.
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Antiretroviral therapy, or ART, is a safe and proven way to treat HIV. Your doctor will want you to start right away -- usually the same day you’re diagnosed. Early and effective treatment can help you live a normal life. It can also lower the chances you’ll pass the virus to someone else.
You don’t have to be overweight or obese to get type 2 diabetes. In fact, you can have high blood sugar even if you look thin. Around 10% to 15% of people with type 2 diabetes are at a healthy weight. It’s called lean diabetes.
And you may have more fat than you think.