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How Dialysis Works in Patients With Kidney Failure

Mar 05, 2020

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about 37 million people in the U.S. alone, and about 90% of those don’t even know they have it. The only cure for stage 5 CKD is a kidney transplant, but before that, many people receive ongoing treatment through...

Kidney Care
An illustration of a surgeon removing a polyp during a colonoscopy.

What You Need to Know Before Your First Colonoscopy

Mar 04, 2020

If the idea of getting a colonoscopy sounds intimidating to you, you’re not alone. While this procedure seems uncomfortable, most patients don’t feel any pain. Additionally, this procedure can catch precancerous growths or signs of cancer before symptoms appear, meaning treatment can be more...

Digestive Health
Healthy Aging
A woman smiles while looking off into the distance and holding her glasses in her hand.

4 Easy Steps for Maintaining Your Vision

Mar 03, 2020

When it comes to maintaining good health, most people focus on keeping their bones strong, their blood pressure and cholesterol at optimal levels, and their BMI within a healthy range. However, people often overlook one major part of the body: the eyes. Preserving your vision can be quite easy, and...

Eye Care
Healthy Aging
Fruits and veggies are arranged into a rainbow.

How Colorful Foods Can Improve Your Health

Feb 28, 2020

You’ve probably heard once or twice that you should eat the rainbow, but is there really a benefit to having a colorful plate? Other than just making your meal more aesthetically pleasing, a wide variety of hues on your plate can help you consume natural sources of several antioxidants, all of...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
A young girl happily eats a salad.

5 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Feb 27, 2020

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat their vegetables can be a struggle, but there are ways to get a picky eater to pick up a forkful of greens. By making mealtime more fun, you can encourage healthy habits that will stick with your little one for a lifetime.  1. Pair It Properly  According to one...

Children's Health
A young woman listens to music through headphones.

Music to Your Ears: How Songs Can Affect the Brain

Feb 24, 2020

Have you ever turned on the radio and experienced pure joy as your favorite song starts playing through your speakers? While it may just seem like a small moment of happiness, there is actually a lot happening in your brain as you listen to music. From activating connections in your mind to helping...

General Health & Wellness
A woman reaches into her fridge for a late-night snack.

Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep

Feb 18, 2020

Have you ever experienced night after night lying in bed, trying to sleep, and counting the hours you’ll be able to rest if you could just fall asleep right then? You’re not alone — according to a National Sleep Foundation poll, more than 50% of respondents reported having one or multiple symptoms...

General Health & Wellness
Sleep Medicine
An older man happily exercises with a stationary bike.

How Heart Failure Patients Can Reduce Readmissions With Transitional Care

Feb 05, 2020

A heart failure diagnosis can be many things — overwhelming, frightening, or even confusing. As patients transition back into their daily lives, they might have questions about how to monitor their condition or what kind of diet or exercise regimen is right for them. While many people are...

Cardiovascular Care
A woman plays with her brown dog in a park.

Puppy Love: Why Dog Owners Tend to Have Healthier Hearts

Feb 05, 2020

If you ask a dog lover what the best thing about their pet is, you’ll probably hear about their dog’s loyalty, goofy personality, or general cuteness. However, dogs have a lesser-known power: they can help improve your cardiovascular health. We all know dogs can easily steal our hearts, but here...

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness
Two surgeons look at a video screen showing an internal image of a body.

This Minimally Invasive Technique Can Repair Your Heart in 30 Minutes

Feb 05, 2020

When most people think about heart procedures, they often picture open-heart surgery. However, doctors can repair many common cardiovascular concerns with a single small incision. This is all possible through the power of the catheter, a thin tube that can thread through arteries in the leg, arm,...

Cardiovascular Care