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Uncovering Kidney Disease: Congenital Kidney Disorders

September 7, 2016

Congenital Kidney Disorders are caused by genetic mutations in a person’s DNA. This can be passed down from parent to child or it can occur spontaneously. These type of genetic mutations can be life-threatening because of the damage they inflict on kidneys.


We at Grassroots Health are passionate about raising awareness of chronic diseases that affect Americans. That being said, we will dedicate weekly material over the next month for highlighting many types of common kidney diseases and their health risks. Today we continue our series by discussing a common cause of kidney disease: Congenital Kidney Disorders.

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Uncovering Kidney Disease: Glomerulonephritis

August 31, 2016

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease that can lead to total kidney failure if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. The percentage of our population that has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease has “more than doubled between 2000 and 2008” in peoples aged 65 and older. (1)


We at Grassroots Health are passionate about raising awareness of chronic diseases that affect Americans. That being said, we will dedicate weekly material over the next two months for highlighting many types of common kidney diseases and their health risks. Today we begin our series by discussing one of the main causes of kidney disorder: Glomerulonephritis.

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Affordable Care For Diabetes - Type 1

November 4, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a condition that affects 9.3% of the American population. This statistic has gradually increased over the past decade with diagnoses rising from 25.8 million citizens in 2010 to 29.1 million citizens in 2012. This information is astounding and because of the ever-increasing rate of diagnosis, we at Grassroots Health want to provide our readers with helpful information and treatment options.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Soy

September 3, 2015

Today we conclude the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past two months we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising conditions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the soy allergy in full detail. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy and becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in the event of an emergency situation.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Milk and Dairy

August 20, 2015

Today we are continuing the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past month we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising conditions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the allergies of milk and dairy in full detail, in addition to what you can expect if you’re allergic. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy and becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in an emergency situation.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

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