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Chronic kidney disease

Early detection, lifestyle changes are key

Knowing key risk factors to developing kidney disease can help you and your doctor prevent it or stay alert to possible kidney damage, should it occur. When caught early, treatments can preserve enough kidney function for a normal life.

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What non-drug options are there for managing heartburn?

A: A number of lifestyle measures may help you manage heartburn and other signs and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In fact, experts typically recommend trying them — in addition to over-the-counter drug options — before starting prescription treatment. Steps that have shown some degree of effectiveness include: ... Read More

Is the strength-building supplement creatine effective and safe?

A: Creatine is an amino acid naturally produced by the body that helps muscles release energy. It's also found in seafood and red meat. Creatine monohydrate is a popular supplement among strength-oriented fitness buffs, with the goal of improving short-burst athletic performance and increasing muscle mass. Creatine supplementation at... Read More