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Diabetic Nephropathy

When 85 to 90 percent of kidney function is lost, the term "end stage kidney failure" is used, and kidney dialysis or transplant becomes necessary. About 10 to 20 percent of all diabetics will develop nephropathy, but a healthy lifestyle can delay or even prevent the condition. This includes...


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Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

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Health Tip of the Day

Calm Those Jitters

You have a job interview today, and you're nervous and anxious. What can you do to calm down? Do something aerobic, fitness experts say: Go for a jog, jump rope, work out to a fitness tape. If your anxiety is long-term, though, you need a more relaxed approach. Take up tai chi or meditation.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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