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Nutrition Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

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Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middleage

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middleage

Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers say.

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients have few cardiopulmonary symptoms; serum uric acid can predict presence of pumonary hypertension.

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Mechanisms include diuresis and electrolyte imbalance, sedation and cognitive impairment.

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Failure to resume ARBs linked to mortality risk, especially in younger patients.

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Study finds a link with combination therapy based on a protease inhibitor and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function.

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

TZD effective post metformin and exenatide; exenatide effective post metformin and glimepiride.

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

High LDL cholesterol and high blood glucose, however, did increase the risk of PSA relapse.

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.