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New biomarker could improve kidney tests New biomarker could improve kidney tests
Date: 2010-06-29 21:29:29
Individuals who have a history of renal disease in their family may want to consider seeking a kidney test, as new research has found that there may be a genetic component to the condition that can be passed through generations. ... Full Story

Heart disease drug may be dangerous to patients on dialysis Heart disease drug may be dangerous to patients on dialysis
Date: 2010-06-28 14:00:21
Patients who are taking certain heart medications and are also on dialysis may want to have their kidneys tested for further damage, as a new study has found that the heart medication digoxin may increase the risk of premature death. ... Full Story

African American communities receive less kidney testing, care African American communities receive less kidney testing, care
Date: 2010-06-18 22:36:53
Patients in predominantly black neighborhoods rarely receive the kind of kidney testing that could help them improve their condition before their kidneys deteriorate to a stage that necessitates dialysis, according to a new report. ... Full Story

Hepatitis C linked to kidney cancer Hepatitis C linked to kidney cancer
Date: 2010-06-03 18:06:26
Individuals who have contracted hepatitis C may want to seek a kidney test, as a new study has found a link between the virus and kidney cancer. ... Full Story

Salt reduction can effectively treat high blood pressure Salt reduction can effectively treat high blood pressure
Date: 2010-06-01 18:35:02
A kidney test that shows the organ is diseased often opens the door to many other health problems for that patient. Many individuals who have kidney diseases have a hard time controlling their blood pressure which can lead to a host of heart health issues. ... Full Story

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