Imagine taking cells from a person’s skin and using them to build a new kidney. That’s what’s happening at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Someday, the process could save people’s lives.
Salt is an essential nutrient. But too much may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease. Make sure the food you eat doesn’t hide salt.
What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? Find answers in Catching Health Q & A.
Thirty years ago, my beloved grandmother — her name was Joanna Tenney, but we called her Nanny — had a massive stroke and died a few days later. She had congestive heart failure and had been under treatment in the hospital for about a week when she had the stroke. I didn’t know it at […]
If you’re like most people, you keep track of a lot of numbers — important numbers — not to mention passwords. I’ll apologize up front because I’m going to tell you about some more numbers you should know. They’re important because they tell you something about the state of your health. Body Mass Index (BMI) What […]