Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

It is estimated that 1 in every 7 American adults are afflicted with Chronic Kidney Disease CKD . Often referred to as the silent disease due to its initial lack of noticeable symptoms, the disease has a higher mortality rate than breast or prostate cancer. In light of this, it’s crucial that patients understand the risk factors, symptoms and available treatments that can help combat this dreaded disease. CKD occurs when kidneys are restricted in their ability to clean the blood of harmful...

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6/20/2019 2:15:00 PM Comments(0)

The benefits of physical therapy

Are you living with an injury or illness that makes it painful to move your body and enjoy life to the fullest? If so, there's a good chance physical therapy PT could help you. PT is a treatment for people with movement problems caused by a wide range of conditions. It can improve mobility, reduce pain and help maximize a person's ability to perform daily activities. PT may help people who have: • Sports- and work-related injuries. • Back and neck problems. • Sprains, strains a...

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6/20/2019 1:15:00 PM Comments(0)

Why kids need the measles vaccine

As a parent, you've no doubt heard about this year's measles outbreak. It's the highest number of measles cases the U.S. has seen since 1994. And most of those measles cases have occurred among unvaccinated people. Some parents choose not to get their kids vaccinated because they're concerned about the vaccine's safety. But research shows that the measles vaccine is safe and does not cause autism or other diseases. In contrast, measles itself can sometimes be severe in young children. It can lea...

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6/20/2019 1:11:00 PM Comments(0)

A better view of cataracts

Blurring vision, faded colors, double vision in one eye, glaring lights, poor night vision. These are just a few of the most common symptoms brought upon by cataracts. Cataracts can develop at any age, but the most common type is age-related. In fact, cataracts impact over 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. Other factors include smoking, sun exposure and diabetes. A cataract clouds the lens of the eye, which is the part that helps focus light. One or both eyes can be affected. In most...

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6/13/2019 10:28:00 AM Comments(0)

Stay safe indoors during a lightning storm

Lightning can be exciting to watch, but it's a dangerous weather phenomenon—even when you're indoors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 out of 3 lightning injuries occurs indoors. To reduce your risk of being hit by lightning when you're inside, avoid these things: Electronics. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, as well as radio and television reception systems. So don't use computers, laptops, washers, dryers, stoves or anything plugged int...

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