Monthly Archives: February 2013

B. Smith Says Be Healthy During Black History Month

February is Black History Month and before it comes to an end, I’d like to take advantage of this celebration to remind the African American community about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. Due to … Continue reading

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The National Salt Reduction Initiative Benefits Everyone, Including Those With Kidney Disease!

By Linda Ulerich, RD, Registered Dietitian in Transplant, Indiana University Health, Inc. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), which works to achieve voluntary reductions in food sodium content, has resulted in 21 … Continue reading

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Could Eating Fruits and Vegetables Be an Alternative to Medication?

Dr. Alex Chang, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins University Nephrology Fellow A common memory for me growing up was my mother constantly handing me plates of apples, oranges, and grapes after dinner. As I’ve gotten older, I realize I should’ve been … Continue reading

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My Generation’s Unhealthy?!

By Beth Piraino, MD A study published this week showed that Baby Boomers have more diabetes and hypertension, which is very likely due to the increase in obesity and a decrease in exercise compared to the previous generation. Since diabetes … Continue reading

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