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1. A Healthier Lifestyle Now

We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that

Ask Dr. Etingin: Chronic Kidney Disease; Giving Up Carbs

Q: I have chronic kidney disease. I’m not supposed to eat foods high in potassium or phosphorus, but I’m not sure which foods I can have. Can you suggest which foods I should and shouldn’t eat?

A: Potassium and phosphorus are important nutrients. Potassium helps your muscles—including your heart and lungs—work

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

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 for

Kidney Failure: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

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

Reduce Fracture Risk With Resistance Exercises

If you’re a woman, your bone mass peaked at about age 30, and it’s probably been declining since you went through menopause. As bone mass decreases, the chances of breaking a bone rise—and breaking a bone can be a life-changing event. For example, a hip fracture can mean many months

Preserving Your Kidney Function

A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that nearly one in seven Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD). “Seniors may be especially vulnerable,” says Brian Radbill, associate professor of medicine at Mount Sinai. “Older age is one of the main drivers behind the increase seen

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