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Heat Waves Might Ignite Health Issues
Extreme heat may spark more health problems than just heat stroke.
Diabetes Rx May Be Safe for Kidney Patients
There’s new hope for people who have both diabetes and kidney disease.
Frequent Blood Pressure Checks May Trump Doctor Test
Having high blood pressure in a test at the doctor's office may not mean you have it all the time. Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office, however, may lead to more accurate results.
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.
Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Kidney Health
Obese patients sometimes choose weight loss surgery to improve their heart health and drop pounds more quickly. And new research suggests the surgery may improve kidney function.
Periodontal Disease May Raise Risk of Kidney Disease
Healthy gums make for a winning smile, but poor gum health may lead to other health problems. A new study suggests that periodontal disease in blacks might increase their risk for chronic kidney disease.
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.
Kidney Conditions More Closely Related Than Previously Thought
Conventional medical wisdom regarding acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease considers the two conditions separately. But relying on dated practices doesn’t always result in the best patient care.
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.