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Kidney-friendly Thanksgiving tips, clinical research, kidney disease,

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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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Almost 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Most of us know at least one person who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s, but not everyone understands what it is and what they can do about it. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and people all over the country are putting on their walking …

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Supporting Your Teen with Anxiety

Given all the academic and social pressures teens face, it’s normal to experience anxiety at times. Anxiety is our body’s way of dealing with stress. The brain responds by increasing your heart rate and you may sweat and feel uneasy or anxious. For approximately 25% of teens, these symptoms go beyond the typical and begin …

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Who is Most at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder that affects an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. With PD, nerve cells in the brain break down or die. Many of these nerve cells produce dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain. This causes abnormal brain activity and impairs movement along with other PD symptoms. …

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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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Depression

Breaking the Silence of Depression

Depression is ranked as one of the most disabling diseases in the world. In the U.S. alone, major depressive disorder (MDD) affects more than 16 million adults. With treatment, around 70% of those with clinical depression can improve, often in a matter of weeks. Despite this, about two-thirds of those with depression never seek treatment. Without …

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World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and for the 5 million Americans living with this disease, the time is now to break the stigma and misinformation. By 2050, the cases of Alzheimer’s are projected to increase to 14 million. There is no time to waste. This September, join with those who have Alzheimer’s or are impacted …

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