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Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to die while on...

Kidney Transplant
Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She spoke about...

Cholesterol
Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this area funded by...

Physical Activity
Palliative care can help with symptom management, social support, and counseling.
March 30, 2021

3 tips for families considering palliative care

Patients and their families who have heard about the value of palliative care often have many questions about it. Jeri Miller, Ph.D.,...

Palliative Care
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
March 25, 2021

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S. That's why...

Cholesterol
April on a recent hike.
March 23, 2021

Biking, Pilates, and yoga: How one woman stays active

April is always on the go. She loves to hike and ride her bike to and from work, and went skiing for the...

Low Back Pain
Jonathan Lurie, M.D., studies ways to improve back pain treatment for veterans.
March 18, 2021

Veterans embrace spinal manipulation for low back pain

Many military veterans suffer from chronic low back pain. This pain can be treated with medication, but high medication use can have a...

Low Back Pain
Opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, are often prescribed for severe pain and can be highly addictive.
March 16, 2021

NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive have a 29 percent...

Opioids, Pregnancy
Flexibility exercises, like yoga, can help maintain mobility as you age.
March 11, 2021

4 physical activity tips for older adults

Regular physical activity is great for your mental and physical health. It also helps you stay independent as you age. Every day presents...

Physical Activity
Back pain affects more than 25% of workers in the U.S.
March 09, 2021

Why does your back hurt?

Identifying the cause of low back pain has become a frequent challenge for medical professionals. It is also what has encouraged Gwendolyn Sowa,...

Low Back Pain
Barbara and Jake Swoyer near their home in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
March 04, 2021

Comfort care for kids and their families: A mother’s story

When Jake Swoyer was born in 1995, he seemed like any other healthy baby boy. His family—parents, John and Barbara Swoyer, and big brother...

Palliative Care
Palliative care researcher Jean Kutner, M.D., in her lab at the University of Colorado.
March 02, 2021

New research on palliative care and COVID-19

Jean Kutner, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a well-known expert in palliative and...

Palliative Care
Virtual exercise classes can combat stress and keep you connected.
February 25, 2021

How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness has been associated...

Stress
Measuring your exercise progress can help you stay motivated.
February 23, 2021

Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

Sticking to a fitness routine isn't always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can help you get...

Physical Activity