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March is national kidney month, blog, kidney disease research

National Kidney Month

The kidney’s filters remove harmful waste and excess fluids from the blood to be removed through the urine. Without that process, the body couldn’t maintain a stable chemical balance. The kidneys are instrumental in the body’s overall health. Illnesses that damage the kidneys are seldomly noticed until the later stages. Reducing risk and managing chronic …

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Navigating NASH this holiday season, NASH research

NASH-ing Through the Holidays

The holidays symbolize a time of eating, drinking, and being merry. As a result, diets worldwide are put on pause to enjoy the season’s favorites. For those with NASH, regularly overindulging is a likely contributor to developing this condition. It’s a slippery slope that you can easily be caught in, and if not careful and …

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Memory loss during the holidays, memory screening, AD research,

Memory Loss During the Holidays

There’s a lot to think about during the holidays, and being a caregiver for a loved one with memory loss can seem daunting. In addition to the stress and emotional toll this time of year can take, keeping everyone safe during the pandemic is an added hurdle. Despite the challenges of memory loss during the …

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Middle aged woman with older woman smiling, Advocate for Alzheimer's, clinical research

Advocate for Alzheimer’s

Upon designation in 1983, the National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month initiative sought to support the less than 2 million people diagnosed at the time in the U.S. Today, the number has grown to more than 5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). By 2050, it is projected to soar to 1 4million and shows no …

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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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Teenage girl, supporting your teen with anxiety, clinical research

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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