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The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
Lori Hartwell didn't go to her senior prom. Throughout her teenage years, the 46-year-old was on dialysis for chronic kidney disease. Diagnosed at 2 years old, she had two failed kidney transplants before she reached 20. Fourteen years ago, a few...
Kidney disease is a chronic condition with no cure, but members of the Glendale-based Renal Support Network don’t let that get them down as they “bead” together for a new fundraiser that’s the brainchild of a local woman who’...
Tags: Dialysis, Diseases and Illnesses, Jack Black
Tribune reporterA Downers Grove woman in her 50s has contracted the first reported human case of West Nile virus in DuPage County this year, the DuPage County Health Department announced today. Department spokesman David Hass said the county was notified Tuesday about...
At times, DaQuan Paige has doubted he'd ever make it all the way through high school. The 14-year-old, an eighth-grader at Page Middle School, had to repeat second grade and saw his grades slip last year as he battled a kidney disease. He even failed...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA comedian who has starred in his own television sitcom as well as his own talk show will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, the venue announced this morning. George Lopez, who for two seasons was host of "Lopez Tonight,"......
Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
We had two cats, one 16 (a rescue) and one 12 (Scottish Fold). The 16-year-old cat passed away, and the 12-year-old has become very vocal and lost weight (previously overweight). I don't suspect kidney disease or pain. It is more like an attention-getting...
Tags: High Blood Pressure, Weight
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology. The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...
Childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate and has tripled in the last 30 years. One in six school-aged children is now overweight. If you're not sure if your child is overweight or obese, your physician can help make that determination using a...
The most dreaded part of a colonoscopy is prepping for it. The day before the exam, patients often drink large amounts of a vile-tasting liquid, then it's off to the throne for the better part of the day and night. Though unpleasant, this extreme...
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