Health News

New Test for Spotting Kidney Disorder
When it comes to kidney disorders, an early diagnosis can make a huge difference in a patient's outcome. Doctors and patients may soon have a new test that can diagnose a certain kidney disorder in its early stages.
Getting That Blood Sugar Just Right
In order to avoid complications of diabetes, patients have to keep a careful watch on their blood sugar levels. If a diabetes patient also has kidney disease, blood sugar levels may need to be even more precise.
Intense Kidney Protection
Kidney disease is a big worry for anyone with type 1 diabetes. For a while, it seemed there were few good approaches to slow the process that leads to kidney disease in these patients. Now, there may be a way.
Which Pill to Pop for Kidney Protection?
Lupus can cause problems in many different parts of the body, including the kidneys. Patients with kidney complications are usually treated with medications. But which drug treatment works best?
Food for Kidneys: What's Good and Bad?
With all the information out there these days, it can be hard to know which foods are good for you and which you should avoid. If you have kidney disease, your diet becomes even harder to manage.
Vytorin Has Double Duty
Kidney disease patients face a high risk of heart-related events like stroke. As such, patients need ways to protect against potentially deadly problems. Now, health advisors are backing a drug that does just that.
Adding Disease to Injury
Acute kidney injury, or the rapid loss of kidney function, is common in hospitalized diabetes patients. While an acute injury could mean death, it also can leave survivors with some long-term health problems.
Family Matters When Donating
Family is important to almost every culture around the world. When it comes to live kidney donation, it seems that family is especially important for African Americans.
Two Mean Kidney Genes
Why are African Americans more likely than whites to develop kidney disease? Well, it may have to do with a change to a certain gene.
These Stents are Safe in Kidney Patients
Stents are tubes that are used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries. In many cases, they can be lifesaving. But are some types of stents safer than others?