How Kidney Disease Affects Lower-Income Households

Research has shown connections between kidney diseases and income, citing lower-income families as higher-risk for these ailments. Today we’ll examine why this is the case, and what can be done about it.The Kidney ConnectionA study published in BMC Nephrology involved about 23,000 adults age 45 and older. These subjects were examined to see whether geographical and racial differences…

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Thank You Family Caregivers

There are home health care professionals; however, if you look after, or care for, an elderly relative or a loved one with a medical condition, you’re a caregiver as well. You should know that giving yourself to others physically, mentally, and spiritually can sometimes take a toll on your own personal health and wellbeing, especially if you’re doing…

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Caring for Your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month, an appropriate time to remember just how critical those two bean-shaped organs are to our very survival. The kidneys are the body’s “complex” filtration system, removing waste and toxins, and regulating the body’s balance of fluids and electrolytes. According to the National Kidney Foundation, every day the kidneys filter and…

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Heart Disease 101

In recognition of this being American Heart Month, we will be focusing this month’s blog posts on heart disease—the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. By learning more, you may be able to improve your coronary health or the coronary health of a family member.1. Most common types of heart diseaseHeart…

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Best Foods For Your Heart

We all know that eating a balanced diet is crucial to leading a healthy lifestyle, but not all healthy foods are created equally. When it comes to heart health, some foods may provide more nutritional benefits than others. Below is a list of the top heart-healthy foods. Be sure to keep these foods in mind the…

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Same Prescription, Different Prescription Prices. Can that Be Right?

Continuing Series: Questions from Consumers …There is a lot of confusion around the topic of retail prescription prices. For example, why the exact same prescription can vary in price depending on the state and city you live in, the day on which you purchase and the pharmacy or drugstore you use, even if they are…

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Hypothyroidism 101

Do you lack the energy to get through the day,? Have you put on a few  not been overeating? Has your voice been slowly weakening?  Does the cold weather ? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is very possible that you have the early symptoms of hypothyroidism, also known as under-active thyroid disease.What is…

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Give a Meal This Holiday Season

What is food insecurity? The government uses this term broadly to refer to hunger and the coping mechanisms that households use to avoid going hungry. According to FeedingAmerica.org, in 2017, 37 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including more than 12 million children. Research shows that food insecurity tends to be episodic and often cyclical. During this holiday…

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The Flu: 4 Common Questions Answered

Just like the holidays, flu season comes once a year. And with it, ads for flu shots at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, and local clinic. You should know that this vaccine only protects against the influenza viruses that research has indicated will be most common during the upcoming season. So, it is possible you will get the flu even if you get…

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Type 2 Diabetes – Weighing the Risk

By: Shane Power, President of Watertree Health…Type 2 diabetes is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis for America’s children, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, this form of diabetes, often associated with being overweight, was very rare as recently as a decade ago. Today, children with Type 2 Diabetes are overwhelming the health care…

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