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

April 13, 2017. 5:00 PM EST. Finding points to need for screening for kidney function Read article


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

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

December 22, 2016 Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

December 22, 2016 The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

Don’t Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

December 15, 2016 Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

Healthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney Patients

December 08, 2016 Study found eating lots of fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains was linked to lower rate of early death

Dialysis Patients May Walk Their Way to Better Health

December 01, 2016 Even people with advanced kidney trouble can feel better with 'low-intensity' exercise regimen, study finds