What is IgA Nephropathy?


Kid­neys, although small and often over­looked com­pared to some of our oth­er vital organs, play a crit­i­cal role in fight­ing off infec­tions and main­tain­ing a healthy bal­ance in your body every day. One of their pri­ma­ry func­tions is to act as a fil­tra­tion sys­tem for your blood. Each kid­ney con­tains tiny blood ves­sels called glomeruli that sep­a­rate waste and remove excess water and oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants from your blood. After pass­ing through your kid­neys, the fil­tered, clean” blood re-enters your blood­stream and the waste is removed from your body through urine.

That Skin Rash Might Be Psoriasis!

To the aver­age indi­vid­ual, a rash is just a rash. But to the trained eye, you may be deal­ing with an inflam­ma­to­ry skin con­di­tion called pso­ri­a­sis. This com­mon prob­lem affects up to three per­cent of Amer­i­cans. All races and both gen­ders can be affect­ed, with more adults car­ry­ing this diag­no­sis than chil­dren. So how do you know if you might be one of those peo­ple? The fol­low­ing signs may be help­ful to know:

Steps for Avoiding, Recognizing and Treating Caregiver Fatigue

Care­givers sac­ri­fice a lot for those they care for, but, often­times, neglect their own health in the process. Between help­ing with every­day liv­ing, man­ag­ing med­ical care and tak­ing care of house­hold activ­i­ties, it is no sur­prise that many care­givers feel men­tal­ly and phys­i­cal­ly exhaust­ed over time. To help pre­vent symp­toms of burnout”, we have com­piled tips to rec­og­nize care­giv­er fatigue in your­self and oth­ers, as well as how to prac­tice self-care in such a demand­ing role.

Urethral & Bladder Slings for Women


In women with stress uri­nary incon­ti­nence, pelvic mus­cles and tis­sue have been weak­ened by preg­nan­cy, child­birth, trau­ma, radi­a­tion, pri­or surgery, mus­cle dam­age or hor­mon­al changes, caus­ing the blad­der and ure­thra to relax from their nor­mal posi­tions. A sling helps to cor­rect the con­di­tions that cause stress uri­nary incon­ti­nence with a mesh mate­r­i­al that sup­ports the urethra.