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Is My Child At Risk for Kidney Disease?

Is My Child At Risk for Kidney Disease?

Some diseases and conditions put children at risk for kidney disease.  The following provides information on risk factors for kidney disease, tests to check for kidney disease and treatment for kidney disease. What do the kidneys do? Your child has two kidneys.  Their...

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High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

Children can have high blood pressure.  In fact, the number of children with high blood pressure is increasing.  It is estimated that prehypertension and hypertension in adolescents who are obese is greater than 30% in boys and 23 – 30% in girls according to data...

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Injury Prevention Resources & Information Page

Injury Prevention Resources & Information Page

Dear Readers! As you know, fall and injury prevention has been the focus of our partnership with the State of Alaska Injury Prevention Program during the last several months. Today, we are pleased to share with you the following webpage created by the State of Alaska...

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Keeping Your Kidneys Safe When Using Pain Relievers

Keeping Your Kidneys Safe When Using Pain Relievers

Many analgesic medicines (pain relievers) are available over the counter. These medicines are generally safe when taken as directed. However, their heavy or long-term use may harm the kidneys. Up to an estimated three to five percent of the new cases of chronic kidney...

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Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Spirit

Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Spirit

After a long winter, this is the time of year to spruce up your environment with a good Spring Cleaning. It’s amazing what doing this can do for one’s state of mind. Not only does a good spring cleaning seem to lift our spirits, it has actually been proven to preserve...

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