Common medications like ibuprofen can damage your kidneys

Severe damage can require diaslysis or even a transplant

Kidneys are essential, yet they are easy to damage and difficult to replace.

Typically, everyone is born with two kidneys. These bean-shaped organs, about the size of a fist, are located on both sides of the spine, just underneath the ribs on your lower back.

Your kidneys serve several vital functions. They help get rid of waste products through urination, and they play a significant role in maintaining your blood pressure, help make vitamin D that keeps your bones healthy, make hormones vital in the production of red blood cells, and they maintain a healthy fluid balance in your body.

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Malaria: a disease caused by protozoa carried by mosquitos

Dr. Crutchfield, my neighbor recently traveled to Africa and told me he caught malaria when he was there. What is malaria?

Malaria is an infectious disease that is spread by mosquito bites. It is estimated that over 200 million people contract malaria every year around the world, and over 500,000 people die every year from the disease. Most deaths from malaria occur in Africa in children under the age of five.

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Esthetician Natasha K. Answers 5 Questions – Crutchfield Dermatology Skin & MediSpa

Natasha K.
Natasha K., Esthetician

Natasha K. attended Saint Paul College for Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Holistic Nutrition and Nursing. She’s passionate about helping other with their skin care. She’s a mom, so when not working, she spends time with her kids, loves live music, going to church and traveling.

Favorite TV show?

Grey’s Anatomy

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Event: Talk Saves Lives – brief introduction to suicide prevention

Learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and how together we can help prevent it.

When: September 29th, 2018
Doors open at 11am, Speaker at 11:30am.
Light refreshments provided.

Cost: Free
Brought to you by funds raised by Crutchfield Dermatology Foundation

Where: Best Western Plus Dakota Ridge
Cascade room
3450 Washington Dr.
Eagan, MN 55122

What: A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

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Peyronie’s disease: a common yet obscure disease of men

Peyronie’s disease (pronounced: pay-row-knees) is a disease that affects the male penis. It is considered a connective tissue disorder that affects an estimated 10-12 percent of men. Scar tissue, also known as fibrous plaques, develops along one side of the shaft of the penis. Commonly the penis is bent rather than straight when erect. However, when present, this scar tissue can cause the penis to take on a curved shape. Sometimes the curve is extreme.

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Pets can be excellent for both your mental and physical health

Pets are good for your health. If you know someone with a pet, especially a dog or a cat, ask them about their pet, and it is bound to make them smile.

In fact, almost one-half of all U.S. households own a dog, and one-third of U.S. households own a cat. Many doctors are beginning to realize that owning a pet is a significant part of a prescription for a happy, healthy life.

Interacting with pets is good for one’s mental and physical health. Playing with pets decreases blood pressure, anxiety, depression, stress, cholesterol, and the risk of a heart attack and stroke. Studies show that pet owners also benefit from an improved immune system. Continue reading Pets can be excellent for both your mental and physical health

For some, video games can become a significant life problem

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that video game addiction can be recognized as a mental health disorder. The WHO, based in Geneva, announced that it would list “gaming disorder” in the upcoming 11th edition of its highly respected compendium of medical disorders, the International Classification of Diseases. This publication is used by health professionals around the world to diagnose and classify health conditions. Continue reading For some, video games can become a significant life problem

New screening guidelines issued for colorectal cancer

Early detection urged for this common but preventable killer

New guidelines released last week by the American Cancer Society recommend that most U.S. adults start colon cancer screening at age 45 – rather than age 50, as was previously recommended.

 

Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in both women and men in the United States. Colorectal cancer is also the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Annually, over 130,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and approximately 50,000 will die from the disease. Continue reading New screening guidelines issued for colorectal cancer