Think Fistula First When Addressing Kidney Failure

When kidney function drops below 10 to 15 percent of normal, which is known as renal or kidney failure, dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant are needed to sustain life. In hemodialysis, the patient’s blood is passed through an artificial kidney (dialyzer) where it is cleaned of toxins and extra fluids before being returned to […]

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Time to Focus on Men’s Health

As we focus on dads each June, it’s also time to renew focus on men’s health and schedule potentially life-saving health screenings. Given the choice between undergoing a simple health screening or suffering a life-threatening illness, it’s safe to assume most men would choose the screening. Unfortunately, far too many men ignore recommendations for routine […]

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The Benefits of a Daily Multivitamin

As we make resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, we forget to include vitamins to the list. Many of us are deficient in a vitamin or mineral, whether it is iron, Vitamin D, or a B vitamin, and we most likely don’t even know it.

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Can Bariatric Surgery Alleviate Diabetes?

Can bariatric surgery alleviate diabetes? For those who lose weight and maintain weight loss, the answer is “yes.” Obesity and Type 2 diabetes often go hand in hand. An obese person is twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, and a morbidly obese person is ten times more likely. Millions of Americans have been […]

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