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How Walking Might Help Those on Dialysis
A home-based walking program could benefit patients on dialysis both physically and mentally, a new study found.
Rx May Boost Bone Strength in Kidney Patients
Some dialysis patients taking a medication called cinacalcet just can't catch a break — and that's a good thing.
Eating Healthily May Improve Kidney Health
Healthy eating is tied to a wide range of health benefits, from heart health to a lowered risk for cancer. And new research suggests that eating less salt and more fresh foods may prevent kidney disease and benefit kidney disease patients.
Home Dialysis Was More Effective Than In-Center Treatments
Patients with failing kidneys often choose to undergo dialysis treatments. New research suggests that the type of dialysis they choose may affect their chance of survival.
Physical Activity Enhanced Kidney Patients' Lives
Exercise can be an effective natural “medicine.” It can help reduce high blood pressure and lower blood sugar. For those with kidney failure, it may prolong life and boost mental health.
Concerns May Deter Some From Transplants
Some patients are less likely than others to undergo surgery to receive a new kidney. New research looked at the concerns that may drive this decision-making in patients.
Pain and Depression Reduced Dialysis Success
Previous studies have shown that kidney failure patients on dialysis experience both emotional and physical symptoms. New research suggests that emotional symptoms may interfere with treatment and make physical symptoms worse.
Long-Term Blood Sugar Control Delayed Kidney Problems
Managing blood sugar levels is a central part of treating diabetes and preventing complications related to diabetes. And now, new research has reinforced that important fact.
Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Lower Kidney Function Linked to Certain Cancers
The kidneys help rid the body of toxins. When the kidneys don’t function properly, it can open the door to other serious diseases, and cancer may be among them.