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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

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For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.

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Kidney Transplant: Life-Changing Care for Chronic Disease

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Cleveland Clinic’s expanding kidney transplant program, streamlined waiting times and other innovations are improving access to this life-changing surgery.

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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.

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You, Your Breathing and Belly Fat (Video)

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Abdominal fat increases your risk for developing life-threatening diseases. It also affects your breathing. Discover how belly fat affects your lungs in this video from Michael Roizen, MD, Wellness Institute Chair, and get some inspiration for trimming your waistline.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

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Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Kidney Breakthroughs: A Visual History (Infographic)

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Explore the breakthroughs that have shaped our knowledge of kidneys -- including transplantation and the work of researchers to find effective ways to manage kidney donation.

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Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys

Tags: aspirin, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney health, over the counter medications OTC, supplements

Cleveland Clinic nephrologist Robert Heyka, MD, discusses common OTC medicines, antibiotics, and herbal supplements that can cause kidney damage, and he gives advice about screenings and risk factors.

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4 FAQs About Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood pressure, blood sugar, diabetes, hypertension, insulin, kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day. Endocrinologist Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, reveals the most common questions he hears from patients about controlling diabetes and blood sugar, taking insulin and avoiding dialysis.

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The Amazing History of Kidney Treatment (Slideshow)

Tags: dialysis, history, innovation, kidney, kidney disease, kidney transplant

How has a washing machine been used as a dialysis machine? On World Kidney Day, learn what has helped researchers find effective treatments for chronic kidney disease.

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Kidney Donation Just Got Safer

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney removal, kidney tumor

If you’re thinking of becoming a kidney donor, you should know that new rules should make it safer. An expert offers his interpretation of the changes.