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Gene Tied to Kidney Disease, Sleeping Sickness in African Americans by Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 10:55am Variants of a single gene may help protect against a sometimes-deadly parasite infection, but at the same time raise the risk for kidney disease in African Americans. The finding may eventually lead to better treatments for both conditions. The parasite Trypanosoma brucei causes African sleeping sickness. Gene variant ... Read on »
Identifying Kidney Failure by KidneyHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm LISA CLARK: I'm Lisa Clark. Thank you for joining us for this webcast. The statistics are sobering. An estimated 1 out of every 12 people in America suffers from kidney and urinary tract diseases. Kidney disease is one of the most expensive chronic disease to treat, and partly due to an aging population, it has become the ninth leading cause of dea ... Read on »
National Kidney Foundation Conducting Online Survey by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 9:00am The National Kidney Foundation is conducting an online survey to understand the needs of patients with certain serious kidney ailments and their caregivers. The survey is being conducted by Harris Interactive, a market research firm known for The Harris Poll.  The caregivers they want to survey are family caregivers (parents, siblings, friends, a ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 20 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 6:13pm Kansas Gov. Leading Candidate for U.S. Health Secretary Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a leading candidate for the post of U.S. health and human services secretary, according to White House advisers, The New York Times reported. Along with her eight years of experience as her state's insurance commissioner and six years experience as a go ... Read on »
Brain SPECT Imaging: A New Way Of Looking At Mental Illness by Paul Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:12pm When most of us picture someone being diagnosed with a mental disorder, the examination we imagine is question based-a soft interrogation of sorts. With other types of health issues people are normally poked and probed, drained of fluids, tested and retested. But mental heath care has almost none of the facets of traditional medical diagnos ... Read on »
Scleroderma - A Deadly Epidermis Illness by Jan Posted Sat 04 Sep 2010 12:00am Scleroderma - A Deadly Epidermis Illness By: Roberto Hernandez It's neither contagious nor cancerous. But this disturbing skin color condition can tremendously impact your self-esteem and make it tough for you to execute your everyday routines. In circumstance you're questioning what I'm talking about, it's sclerode ... Read on »
Help The 'Kidney Beans' Team Save Their Dad From Diabetes-Induced End Stage Renal Disease by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:02pm Joe Gaetani needs kidney transplant to see his kids grow up Today I received an e-mail from someone who understands the fragility of life and how much your life can change when you put positive energy into doing something good. He just so happens to be the winner of Season 4 of "The Biggest Loser"-- Bill Germanakos . ... Read on »
The Sudden Switch From Sucrose To Fructose Made Us Fat And Sick by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:30pm Fructose looks innocent enough, but just how harmful is it? We all know that consuming sugar can be detrimental to your weight loss plans, especially if you are livin' la vida low-carb. The overconsumption of sugar is arguably one of the most ignored causes of obesity, diabetes, and other health ailments in the world today. But why ... Read on »
How Stress Makes You Sick by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 4:24am People all over the world are more stressed out than ever. In the West, stress-related or stress-induced illnesses like anxiety, panic disorders, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, obesity, heart disease and even cancer are rampant, and people who heal from these ailments typically find that radical stress-reduction is a major p ... Read on »
Nestle & DelMonte jerky treats may be to blame for pet illnesses by Therese K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Mar 2012 4:27pm A few days ago, I posted about the FDA testing of jerky treats that’s been going on since 2007. The FDA has advised pet owners to be cautious of jerky treats made in China, but they haven’t released the brand names of any of the treats in question. Just today though, MSNBC is reporting a possible link between some big brand jerky treats an ... Read on »