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New opportunities for treating kidney failure

Our kidneys can sense when we need them to work a bit harder. As the intestines begin to produce more waste products, the kidneys start to work harder to excrete them. Researchers at, among others, Utrecht University and Universitair Ziekenhuis

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Heart disease and kidney disease—what’s the connection?

Dear Mayo Clinic: My 78-year-old mother had a heart attack three weeks ago. She was feeling better for a bit, but became ill again and was told she has an acute kidney injury. Are the two conditions somehow related? Is

Most Americans favor compensation for kidney donors if it leads to more saved lives

Nearly a fifth of the respondents in a recent survey said they would reverse their opposition to compensating kidney donors if a form of non-cash payment led to a substantial increase in the supply of available organs for transplant. “This

Chronic kidney disease patients face continual, significant gaps in care

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, as well as statin use below the recommended guidelines for cholesterol control, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. While effective treatments

Drug-free methods to protecting kidney function

When people think of life-threatening diseases, the first thing that comes to mind is either heart disease or cancer. While both remain to be the leading causes of death in the U.S., it’s interesting to note that deaths from these

Important acupressure points for optimum kidney health

Your kidneys play an important role in the elimination of toxins from your body. If you eat an unhealthy diet or if you are regularly exposed to pollution, these harmful toxins can accumulate in your body and overload your kidneys.