Exercise Saves Lives
Recipients of kidney transplants should get some exercise. According to a recent study, low physical activity increases a transplant recipient's risk of early death.
Don't Hate on Peritoneal Dialysis
Patients with end-stage renal disease who choose to undergo peritoneal dialysis have no greater risk of catheter infection than those who go through hemodialysis.
Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
The Zzz of Disease
According to an ongoing study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), children with chronic kidney disease have difficulty sleeping as well as other sleep-related issues.
Keep Me Informed, Please
A recent survey reveals that many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) want more information on the various treatment options available to them.
Healing Kidneys with Kidneys
Transplanting kidney stem cells taken from self-donors may improve kidney function after kidney damage from pyelonephritis, a kind of urinary infection that has reached the kidney.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has cleared a test to help manage potential organ rejection in kidney transplant patients.
When Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter told his players that his team was about family and sacrifice, he wasn't kidding. This last week, Walter donated a kidney to recently-recruited outfielder Kevin Jordan.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
Diabetes and Kidney Failure? I Had No Idea!
Many diabetics are unaware that their kidneys have been damaged until the disease has already taken its toll, according to UK researchers.