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  • After Knee Replacement: Right After Surgery

    Your healthcare team will monitor your progress after your surgery. Be sure to let them know how you feel and how well your pain is controlled. You may also receive medicines, such as antibiotics and blood thinners.

  • After Knee Replacement: The First Month

    Exercising is the only way to regain your strength and range of motion. With continued exercise, you may gain more strength and range of motion than you had before surgery.

  • Anemia and Kidney Disease

    Anemia is a health problem that affects your blood. Normally, the kidneys make a protein called erythropoietin. It tells your body when to make new red blood cells. But if you have kidney disease, your kidneys may not be able to make enough of this protein. You may also not have enough iron in your body. Iron is vital to making red blood cells.

  • Caring for Yourself When You Have Kidney Failure

    Kidney failure and its treatment will mean making some changes. But you can still live a full life with kidney failure. Read on to learn more.

  • Colorectal Cancer: Test Your Knowledge

    True or false: Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

  • Common Kneecap (Patella) Problems

    If the kneecap is “off track” even slightly (a tracking problem), it can cause uneven pressure on the back of the kneecap. This can cause pain and difficulty with movements, such as walking and going down stairs. Below are some common causes of kneecap pain.

  • Conditioning Before Knee Replacement

    Conditioning your body BEFORE knee replacement can help speed your recovery. Daily exercise helps strengthen muscles that support the knee joint.

  • Contusion, Renal

    Some injuries can bruise your kidney. This may cause blood to appear in your urine. The blood may be in small amounts that you can't see; or, it might color your urine pink or light red.

  • Coping with Kidney Failure

    Having kidney failure means many changes in your health and life. It may feel like too much to cope with at times, but you can learn how to deal with these emotions and feel better about your treatment and yourself. Learning as much as you can about kidney failure is a good place to start.

  • Diabetes and Kidney Disease

    By controlling diabetes, you can maintain a healthy blood sugar level and slow any kidney damage. Read on to learn more.