Heart Condition Dr Gary Articles

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

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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?

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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

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

Compliance Versus Adherence

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

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids Are Listening and Watching

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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

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

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

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

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.