Health News

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.
Smoking and Kidney Function in African-Americans
Cigarette smoking may increase kidney disease risk among African-Americans, according to a new study.
Obesity and Kidney Disease: What Some Don't Know
In the case of patients with obesity and their risk of kidney disease, what they don't know might hurt them — and many don't know, a new study found.
The Harms of Masked Hypertension in CKD
Masked hypertension might sound like an odd sort of Halloween costume, but it's actually pretty serious stuff.
New Kidney Transplant Rx Shows Promise
Keeping transplanted kidneys working properly can be a tough job — and one that may have just gotten a little easier.
How Diet Could Affect Dialysis
Dialysis can be a lifesaver for patients with kidney failure. But what if there was a way to prevent the need for dialysis in the first place?
Who Gets Kidney Stones: The New Trends
Once upon a time, it seemed that only middle-aged men got kidney stones, but that story may be changing.
How Kidney Function Affects the Heart
Although they're not connected directly, your kidneys may still affect your heart. {C}