Heart Condition Coping Articles

How’s Your Health Literacy?

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

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

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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?

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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!

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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

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

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

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

All That Guilt. What’s It Getting You?

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If you make a mistake in your self-care, here’s how to get past the guilt and move forward.

“My Health Condition Has Changed Me. I Don’t Recognize Myself.”

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Are you worried about chronic illness affecting your appearance? Dr. Gary's insightful advice can help restore your peace of mind.

Newly Diagnosed: Is It Okay to Ask, “Why Me?"

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Asking this tough question about your illness is perfectly normal. Dr. Gary explains how it may help you cope with your condition.

Is Your Doctor Talking to You or Clicking at You?

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Don’t let the computer in the examination room compromise your care. Dr. Gary tells what you can do if technology comes between you and your physician.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

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Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Always Rushes Through the Appointment

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Doctors are busier than ever. But Dr. Gary’s tips can help you get the attention you deserve and the care you need.

Chronic Communication at Home: Talking to Your Kids About Money

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When health costs lead to money woes, your children may worry about the family’s security. Here’s how to calm their fears.

Let Yourself Feel Helpless—for Awhile!

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Dr. Gary explains how accepting your feelings of helplessness can help you achieve a greater sense of empowerment.

Chronic Communication at Work: Manage Up to Your Boss

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Learn how to build a better relationship with your supervisor and prevent your health needs from becoming a problem at work.

Behave Yourself! Managing Your Eating Through a Behavioral Approach

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Changing the ways you think and act could help you control your weight. Dr. Gary has simple tips.