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Kidney Disease (INACTIVE)

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  • Get to know your food labels

    You can ignore the carb counts, but pay strict attention to serving size, calories, and fat types. One of the keys to making better choices in your diet is learning to read a food label—not marketing promises such as "high fiber" and "heart healthy,"...
  • Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat

    Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat
     Sun Sentinel NBA writer Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat since their inception in 1988. In this piece he reflects on how he and the Heat made it through the first 25 seasons, as the two-time-defending NBA champions prepare to open training camp...
  • Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds Blazes Own Philanthropic Trail

    Kenneth Edmonds is more than just a Babyface. He's an R&B legend with Grammys, multi-platinum records and chart-topping singles under his belt; a father; and a philanthropist. Edmonds is involved with numerous charitable organizations, including the...
  • What's causing my legs to jerk and cramp?

    Q: For around 12 years, I've suffered from sunset to sunrise from severe cramping and uncontrollable leg jerks that have responded to no known medical treatment. Is this restless leg syndrome? What's the best treatment? A: Your symptoms sound like the...
  • Why did my blood pressure suddenly shoot up?

    Q: Until recently, my blood pressure stayed around 135/75. About two weeks ago, my blood pressure suddenly shot up to 188/90. My doctor increased the doses of my blood pressure pills. But my systolic pressure is still around 170. Why would my blood...
  • Potassium-rich foods can cause trouble in kidney disease

    Q: My friend has stage 3 kidney disease. His doctor asked him to eat foods low in potassium. So far, we can't find potassium in the nutrition information available on food labels. Is there anywhere he can get a list of foods low in potassium? A: You...
  • 10 myths about heart disease

    Over the past decade, we've learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Skim the salt to protect your health

    Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been healthy advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium--500 milligrams (mg) a day, or the...
  • Burb's Eye View: Lessons taught by Joxer the Mighty

    Burb's Eye View: Lessons taught by Joxer the Mighty
    When I first met Joxer the Mighty, we were in love with the same girl: A leggy redhead with a penchant for the same nerdy things I liked and a gift for choosing good people as her friends. When he and the girl were introduced, Joxer was five weeks old...
  • You can lower your risk of stroke

    Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. True, nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike, and more than two dozen factors make it more likely a person will suffer a stroke. But even when family history or an underlying medical...
  • Seven decades later, two World War II vets form a special bond

    Seven decades later, two World War II vets form a special bond
    Building 215 at the West L.A. Veterans Administration medical facility is called the Home for Heroes, and nobody can say the two guys in Room 211 don't qualify. Bernie Tuvman, 90, and Phil Nadler, 87, have stories ripped from the World War II history...