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Keep Your Heart Healthy on Dialysis

  Heart disease is common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is the leading cause of death for all people with CKD. The increased risk is related to kidney disease and other health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure. It is very important for dialysis patients to follow steps to help prevent heart […]

Dialysis Patients Living Longer

Fewer new cases of end-stage renal disease are being reported in the United States and mortality rates are declining, indicating that patients on dialysis or with a kidney transplant are living longer. The trends were revealed by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) coordinating center, based at the University of Michigan in partnership with […]

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk

                  Being hospitalized for heart failure increases kidney disease patients’ risks of developing kidney failure or dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  Researchers compared patients with no heart failure hospitalizations to those who […]

Get Active to Slow Kidney Disease

  Increased physical activity may slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study suggest that exercise may be the key to maintaining patients’ health. After following patients for an average of 3.7 years, researchers observed that exercise was inversely associated […]

Women’s Health Risks and CKD

More Women Diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease More than 10% of people, or more than 20 million, aged 20 years or older in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD). One population group that has seen an increase in occurrences of kidney failure is women who are older (50+ years old) and African American. […]