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Kidney Stone Risks After Menopause
Eating healthily and exercising regularly have many health benefits for your heart and metabolism. New research suggests these healthy habits may also protect against kidney stones.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
Acidic Foods' Impact on Kidney Disease
Certain foods naturally contain more acid than others. There's been much debate about how those acids affect some bodily functions, such as the kidneys' job of getting rid of toxins and helping balance chemicals the body makes naturally.
Your Kidneys Are Not Thirsty For Soda
It' s okay to enjoy a soft drink every once in a while. But drinking lots of soda on a regular basis could be harmful for your kidneys, according to a recent study.
Hold the Salt for Kidney Health
A shaker of salt can be found at almost every table — but new research is suggesting that people with kidney problems might want to give the mineral a second thought.
The Risks of Weight Loss Surgery With Kidney Disease
Weight loss surgery can be an effective treatment for some patients who are obese. However, patients with kidney disease may want to consider the risks before deciding on that treatment.
Veggie Protein May Be Better for Kidney Disease
Protein is often associated with meat and eggs. But vegetables can contain the nutrient too, and according to a new study, perhaps in a way that is healthier for people with kidney problems.
Less Salt for a Healthier Heart
Most Americans eat more salt than government dietary guidelines recommend. Research suggests it may be unwise to eat so much salt, as it might be harmful to your health.
Exercise to Help Your Kidneys
There are many benefits to exercise, but sometimes people may not get the exercise they need due to a chronic disease. For this reason, these people may need some guidance to better reap the benefits of exercise.
Making the Most of a New Kidney
If your kidneys are failing, you may have sought an opportunity to be on the kidney transplant list. What can you do while you're waiting to get the most out of a transplant?