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U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

June 15, 2017. 9:00 AM EST. 1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary Read article

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Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

April 13, 2017 Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

March 30, 2017 Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

March 28, 2017 But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

March 24, 2017 Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

Turning Back the Aging Clock—in Mice

March 23, 2017 Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

March 09, 2017 Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

March 06, 2017 Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

February 28, 2017 This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

February 16, 2017 Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

February 14, 2017 Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

February 09, 2017 Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

February 06, 2017 Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

January 26, 2017 Sometimes it's the kidney doctors who nix antidepressants, study finds

Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

January 10, 2017 Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

December 29, 2016 Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds