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Tips for a Kidney-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you have kidney disease damage, it means your kidneys can’t filter the way they should. Those with this chronic disease are typically on diet restrictions, and many are getting dialysis too. It can be overwhelming to manage everything in a typical week, but it can seem impossible during the holidays. A kidney-friendly Thanksgiving is …

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Home for the Holidays: Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

Holidays like Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any family. Throw in a pandemic, then mix in heightened stress levels, sprinkle a dash of financial woes, and drizzle it all with a skosh of election tension, and you have a recipe for disaster. Right now, we are seeing some of the highest new case …

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ALS vs. Parkinson’s Disease

ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is commonly referred to as Lou Gerig’s disease. Many individuals with ALS will experience symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease like tremors, slow movement, and rigidity. While symptoms for these neurodegenerative diseases can be difficult to differentiate at first glance, how the symptoms present and progress are different. ALS attacks motor …

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Volunteering for a Clinical Trial Over 60

Clinical trials involve human volunteers to test the safety and effectiveness of new ways to prevent, treat, and detect different medical conditions. Without clinical trials and the volunteers that participate in them, these advancements would not be possible. In the U.S., older adults over the age of 65 make up approximately 12% of the population, …

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Why Do Clinical Trials Need Healthy Volunteers?

New ways to treat, detect, and prevent different diseases are discovered all the time. But those potential options aren’t just put out to the public with a Hail Mary and good luck. Whether it be a drug, device, or therapeutic approach, every intervention is taken through the clinical trial process. Why? Well, they help us …

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Long Term Effects of Untreated Mental Illness

Deciding whether to get treatment for a medical issue isn’t always a luxury you want to extend. For instance, a tiny cut that barely draws blood doesn’t call for an ER visit. But antibiotic cream and band-aids won’t help everything. Mental health illnesses like depression are often attributed to a bad patch, temporary stress at …

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