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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Ward 7 councilwoman Yvette Alexander has her blood pressure taken at a kidney disease screening in March at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church. (Photo: George Washington University)

Kidney Health

GW Launches Kidney Health Campaign in DMV The George Washington University Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center has launched a kidney health education campaign in the DMV, which has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the U.S. Advertisements encouraging residents to check
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Sodium overload can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure or heart and kidney disease. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Low Sodium

Try Herbs and Spices Instead of Salt A single teaspoon of salt has more than the recommended daily allowance of sodium for most adults. That’s bad news if you’re used to using salt to bring out the flavors of food both during cooking and at the table. Of course, the salt shaker
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