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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
The National Burden of Kidney Disease
As many as 30 million Americans are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Blood Thinners: Are You Getting the Right Dose?
Some people taking blood-thinning medications might be getting the wrong dose, according to a new study.
A Change in REMS Requirements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.
How Kidney Disease Might Affect Your Heart
Poor kidney function may have a big impact on heart-related deaths, a new study found.
Salt and Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), limiting your salt intake could help lower your blood pressure, a new study found.
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 for Parathyroid Gland Condition Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat a disorder of the parathyroid glands.
How Liraglutide May Help the Heart
The diabetes medication liraglutide (brand name Victoza) may reduce patients' risk of cardiovascular complications, a new study found.
Salt, Kidney Disease and Heart Problems
For patients with kidney disease, too much salt could raise heart disease risk, a new study found.