Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Do High-Protein Diets Increase the Risk of Kidney Disease?

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kidney diseaseFor World Kidney Day, March 13, and Kidney Research & Awareness Month observed in March, we want to remind you of the significance protecting your kidneys have on your overall health. As people age, there is a decline of the hard working kidney functions, and understanding what puts people at risk is the first step to defending our kidneys against disease.

Detrimental Diets

The long-term effect high protein diets have on kidneys is damaging and consistently shows up in later on in people as kidney disease. The balance Read More…

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How to Stay Safe with Epilepsy

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staying safe with epilepsyMost epileptic patients are aware of the specific situations that could trigger a seizure, however should they have an unexpected episode; their physical state would most likely render them unable to communicate their medical condition with others. In the case of an epileptic patient, historical knowledge of their disorder may be imperative to the correct medication administration or the appropriate and effective regimen of care following said seizure activity. Read More…

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What Do Tuberculosis Patients Need?

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Tb patient precautionsTuberculosis is a bacterial infection of the lungs that is highly contagious and can spread to other organs of the body. What TB patients need is proper care through a balanced diet and good medication. This will not just prevent the disease from spreading, but also cure the patient in the long run because tuberculosis is curable.

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TB is common in people with weak immune systems, Read More…

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How to Keep Kids Safe with Down Syndrome

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kids with down syndromeFirst of all, what is Down syndrome? A genetic condition affecting the way a child develops. Physical features affected cause flattened facial features, ears resulting in unusual shapes and slanted eyes. The changed ear structure may result in hearing difficulties for the child.

The first thing you must realize in keeping kids safe with Down syndrome is that a thorough knowledge of the condition is necessary. Educate yourself as much as possible in order to realize the ins and outs of Down syndrome and admit to helping the child in achieving goals to the best of his/her ability in life. Read More…

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How to Deal with Ovarian Cancer

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Dealing with Ovarian CancerOvarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Due to little awareness, many people don’t know about it. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal.

Ovarian cancer may cause several signs and symptoms. The most common symptoms include: Read More…

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