Did You Know… Nephrons

DID YOU KNOW… Each of your kidneys is made up of about a million filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron includes a filter, called the glomerulus, and a tubule. The nephrons work through a two-step process: the glomerulus filters your blood, and the tubule returns needed substances to your blood and removes wastes.

Healthy Habits for your New Years’ Resolution

Preparing your resolutions for the New Year?

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COVID 19 and your Kidneys

Covid-19 can cause heart and kidney problems: An expert at John Hopkins Medicine stated” The kidney damage is, in some cases, severe enough to require dialysis. Some hospitals experiencing surges of patients who are very ill with COVID-19 have reported they are running short on the machines and sterile fluids needed to perform these kidney procedures.”https://www.google.com/url?sa=i… )

Diet Explains Much of Racial Differences in Blood Pressure in US, Study Shows

NBC News (10/2/18 http://ow.ly/VvhS30mpYvW ) reports the “Southern diet” described as including “fried food, cheesy casseroles, and sweet, sweet tea” is “deadly, especially to African-Americans,” by increasing “blood pressure up to killer levels,” according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study included “7,000 people who had been taking part in a larger, long-term study of diet and lifestyle,” and included recording “weight, blood pressure, cholesterol,” alcohol consumption, “income and about exercise habits,” as well as “symptoms of stress and depression.”