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How adults can help the children in their lives become more resilient

While the past two years have been tough on everyone, they’ve been especially hard for children living with challenging family circumstances or in communities hit hardest by health and economic difficulties. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association recently declared children’s mental health a …

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Addressing and improving health disparities begins with you

COVID-19 has hit some communities very hard. That has put new attention on a long-term problem in the United States — health disparities. Health disparities are differences in health that harm disadvantaged communities. Understanding what causes these differences is key to addressing them. DNA alone does not explain the big differences in people’s health. Researchers …

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Treating kidney failure at home: Common myths busted

Kidney failure, also known as end stage kidney disease (ESKD), affects approximately 750,000 Americans each year. Kidneys are vital organs that contribute to the body’s overall well-being, helping to remove waste and excess fluid from the bloodstream. When kidneys function at or below 10 to 15% of normal capacity, they cannot effectively do their job. …

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