Heart Condition Articles

How to Avoid Labeling Yourself—or Letting Others Label You—as a Victim

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You didn’t choose to have a chronic condition—but you can choose to not let it make you feel like a victim. Dr. Gary explains.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Compliance Versus Adherence

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Knowing the difference between these words can open the door to better self-care. Dr. Gary explains.

Practical Steps Toward Weight Loss

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

By setting attainable weight loss goals, successes are within your reach.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids Are Listening and Watching

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Hiding your health problems from your kids doesn’t work. Dr. Gary explains why—and what to do instead.

Your Ability to Take Charge: When To Turn It On, When To Give It a Rest

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to tame your take-charge instinct when it goes too far.

Common Painkillers May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here’s what you should know about pills that are probably in your medicine cabinet now.

Work/Life Balance: a Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to meet the demands of your hectic life and have enough “me time” too.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

How’s Your Health Literacy?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Get the knowledge you need to take better control of your health.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You and Your Partner Spending Too Much Time With Only Each Other?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Isolation can creep up on couples. Here’s why you should invite more people into your life—and how to get started.

Newly Diagnosed: My Self-Esteem Just Took a Hit!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what you can do if your chronic condition has tarnished the way you feel about yourself.

Chronic Communication at Work: I Have a Condition That Affects My Coworkers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if you’re uncomfortable about needing extra help at work.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.