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What you should know about kidney disease

What you should know about kidney disease

Though nearly 30 million adults in the United States are affected by kidney disease; most are not diagnosed until there is permanent damage. March is National Kidney Month, calling awareness for the need to check your kidney health and begin a conversation with your health care provider. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases indicate that if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure or heart disease, you are at…

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Are you prepared to ask someone to stop driving?

Are you prepared to ask someone to stop driving?

Telling someone they should no longer drive, or being told that you should no longer drive, can become a very stressful time. There is an element of freedom for anyone who can sit behind the wheel of a car, turn the key, look out the front windshield and say, “I can go wherever the road takes me.” However, there comes a time when we can no longer drive a vehicle safely due to changes in vision, slower reaction time, cognitive…

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Get heart healthy

Get heart healthy

The chances for surviving a heart attack are greater the sooner emergency treatment begins. So, in support of American Heart Month, take some time to review the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and choose a healthier lifestyle. The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that most heart attacks come on slowly, making it critical to catch the signs early. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the five major symptoms of a heart attack as the following: Pain…

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