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Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis symptoms. Kidney pain also tends to feel different—deeper, with kidney pain location under the ribs rather than centered on the spinal column (although kidneys pain

Many Common Medication Can Cause or Worsen Heart Failure

Many patients who have heart failure also have other medical conditions, for which they may take numerous prescription medications daily. However, many commonly used medications can cause or worsen heart failure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

The AHA’s list of more than 70 medications that may cause or worsen

Ask the Doctor: Blood Pressure & Sun Exposure; Insomnia & Heart Disease

Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?

Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive

Fish Oil Supplements’ “Halo” Waning

Fish oil supplements, those golden capsules loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, may not have quite the punch they’re touted to have. Ten percent of all Americans—31.9 million people—take the capsules, which are the third most widely used dietary supplement after multivitamins and calcium. But recent studies, published in a variety of

‘Customizing’ Blood Pressure Meds Helps Limit Side Effects

Medications that lower high blood pressure (hypertension) are essential in the battle to prevent heart attack and brain-damaging stroke. But finding the right antihypertensive drug for an individual patient from among the many available medications is not necessarily a straightforward process. Many factors must be considered in selecting a patient’s

Ask the Doctor: MCI; Hypertension; Hormone Therapy and Depression

Q: My doctor says my fading memory may indicate mild cognitive impairment. How can I lower my risk of developing dementia?

A: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is usually defined as memory loss that is worse than normal age-related memory changes, but does not interfere with activities of daily living. Although many

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