Heart Condition Articles

Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

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You can't avoid life’s frustrations, so Dr. Gary gives you five positive, powerful ways to deal with them.

Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

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As you adjust to life with chronic illness, Dr. Gary explains why it’s important to follow your everyday routine even if your heart isn’t in it.

Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

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Dr. Gary tells what to do if your doctor sometimes forgets what you’ve previously discussed together.

Chronic Communication at Work: Talking to the Boss About Your Regimen

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Dr. Gary explains how to reassure your supervisor that caring for your health won’t prevent you from getting the job done.

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

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Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

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Dr. Gary has tips for coping with the high cost of living with chronic illness.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Magic of Asking Questions

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Dr. Gary explains how a simple question can help improve communication with your partner and strengthen your relationship.

The Power of the Hug

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If you haven’t had a hug lately, you’re missing out. Dr. Gary explains how a good squeeze can do you good.

Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

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Don’t let chronic illness put family fun on the back burner. Dr. Gary explains why having fun together is so important—and gives you tips to help the good times roll.

Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep

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If the usual sleep tips still leave you counting sheep, Dr. Gary has another way to help you get more of the refreshing sleep you need.

What’s a Good Day? And How Do I Have More?

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Good days don’t just happen. Dr. Gary names seven steps you can take to help brighten every day.

Feeling Normal: What Are You Looking Forward To?

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Dr. Gary explains a simple way to brighten your day—and your future.

Mind Says, Body Follows: The Power of Stressful Thoughts

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Don't let stress make you miserable. Dr. Gary shows you five simple ways to stop sweating the small stuff.

Just Diagnosed: What Are You Doing About Your Mental Health?

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Dr. Gary explains six ways to overcome the emotional challenges that come with chronic illness.

Chronic Communication: When the Conversation Gets Uncomfortable

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Learn how to have hard conversations with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Take an Anxiety Break

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Dr. Gary shows you how to deal with your anxious thoughts by indulging them—within limits.