Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Diabetic kidney disease develops in approximately 40% of patients who are diabetic and is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease worldwide. Although End Stage Renal Disease may be the most recognizable consequence of diabetic kidney disease, the majority of patients actually die from cardiovascular diseases and infections before needing hemodialysis. Types of Diabetes:1) Pre Diabetes/ diabetes Are overweight.Are 45 years or older.Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.Are physically active less than 3 times a week.Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds.Are an African [...]

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Safe Sleep for Newborns

What is SIDS?SIDS or Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death of healthy baby under the age of 1, usually occurring during sleep. Ways to Protect Your Baby Always place your baby on his/her back to sleep Use a firm mattress with a fitted sheet Keep loose bedding, pillows, blankets and toys out of the crib Make sure nothing is covering the baby’s head Do not over-clothe your baby when sleeping Keep a smoke free zone around the baby Use a pacifier after breastfeeding has been well established Place crib in parents’ room Warning Signs Blue or [...]

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Old Age Blues of Migrated Parents and Alternatives

This article is focused on old-age parents who migrated from Kerala as dependents of their adult children. Over the past few decades, especially in the fiscal year 2018, India was the fourth largest country of origin for new permanent residents. Nearly 60,000 of the 1.1 million new permanent residents were from India. Most Indians who obtain Green Cards, bring their immediate family members through family reunification channels (U.S. Census Bureau, 2019). More than 50% of parents of immigrants from Kerala end up in the U.S permanently. A family reunion is exciting at the beginning. Parents wind up in isolation, emptiness, [...]

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