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Kidney Failure: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Your kidneys work as the filters of your bloodstream, removing waste materials and excess substances such as water while retaining things that your body needs, such as red blood cells and proteins. When blood enters your kidneys, it goes through structures called nephrons that filter out the waste products. These … Read More

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women. Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers … Read More

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

As a rule, upper back pain is unusual, since the upper back is structurally stronger than the lower back and also isn’t as mobile, due to being connected to the rib cage. This lack of motion affords it some protection against the bending-twisting types of injury you might sustain in … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you're familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you?  While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you are familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you? While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Vitamin D3 Benefits Those Fighting Colds and Flus

When it comes to fighting colds and flu and boosting immune strength in general, studies shows vitamin D3 trumps the benefits of vitamin C. But are you getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and diet alone? Studies link vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with increased immunity to illness. One study showed subjects … Read More

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