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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Salt and Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), limiting your salt intake could help lower your blood pressure, a new study found.
Salt, Kidney Disease and Heart Problems
For patients with kidney disease, too much salt could raise heart disease risk, a new study found.
Obesity and Kidney Disease: What Some Don't Know
In the case of patients with obesity and their risk of kidney disease, what they don't know might hurt them — and many don't know, a new study found.
How Diet Could Affect Dialysis
Dialysis can be a lifesaver for patients with kidney failure. But what if there was a way to prevent the need for dialysis in the first place?
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Lifestyle Choices
If you needed another reason to get off the couch and move around, here it is.
Talking to Your Doctor About Exercise
You know you need to get off the couch and get moving, but you may not be sure if you should gear up or talk to your doctor first.
Who Is Protected From Obesity Problems?
Obesity and metabolic problems may not always go hand-in-hand. Some obese people may not develop the metabolic changes that are often tied to obesity.
Jury Still Out on Vitamin D Screening
Knowing which medical screenings and tests are worthwhile can be difficult. The jury is still out on one such screening for a vitamin deficiency.