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Risk Factors

6 Signs Your Marriage Is In Trouble

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Serious marriage problems don't happen overnight; they creep up on people gradually. And shockingly, research shows that, on average, people live i...

Aging Gracefully, Inside and Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney disease often develops slowly with few outward symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it until the disease is advanced. Awareness, especially for those at risk, is the first step to preventing or slowing the progression of kidney disease.

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

5 Factors to Consider Before Popping a Pill

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Medications can be lifesaving and life-improving, but they often come with risks and side effects. Many people don't know how well their kidneys are functioning, so they don't realize that they may need to make modifications to their treatment regimen.

HIV/AIDS: It's Not Just What You Do, It's Where You Live

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

A mounting body of scientific evidence shows that where you live, your race and your socioeconomic status -- not just behaviors -- strongly correlate with HIV infection.

Against All Odds

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Certainty is seductive. But the reality is that we live in a sea of uncertainty. While the complexity of the kaleidoscopic forces that drive our choices is overwhelming, there are things we can do in order to encourage better decision-making.

Can We Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

It doesn't make sense to wait years for definitive proof before we start a brain-healthy lifestyle. There's no reason to sit around for decades before beginning to protect our brains.

Mummies Had Heart Disease

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ORLANDO, Fla. — You can't blame this one on McDonald's: Researchers have found signs of heart disease in 3,500-year-old mummies. "We think of i...

Is Eli Lilly Milking Cancer by Promoting and Treating It?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Smith

Would Eli Lilly consciously risk our health just to increase their profit? What kind of company are they, and can we trust them with our food?