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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
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
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
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
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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