This American Diet
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that the common Western diet - high in red meats, processed meats, saturated fats, and sweets - is related to a higher risk of decline in kidney function.
Stroke Drug May Help Dialysis Patients
A drug used to treat blood clots to prevent strokes has been shown to reduce incidences of catherter malfunction and infection in dialysis, according to a new study.
Diabetes: It Isn't Getting Better
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes. That's about 30 percent of all Americans with a diabetes problem.
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.
In the Comfort of Your Own Home
New findings show that home-based dialysis may suit some kidney transplant failure patients.