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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Outcomes

A recent study suggests that healthy lifestyle behaviors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of death. Researchers evaluated adherence to 4 healthy lifestyle factors—regular physical activity, body mass index (BMI), smoking abstinence and a healthy diet—using baseline data for 3,006 adults with mild to moderate CKD. The investigators compared these lifestyle factors to outcomes 4 […]

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 […]

Walking Against Kidney Disease

Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease According to a new study, the more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis or a kidney transplant. Researchers found that regular walks helped kidney disease patients live longer and also cut the odds that they would need dialysis or a kidney transplant. “A minimal […]

Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month! Tarrant Nephrology Associates recognizes this national health observance, along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by educating communities on how to manage and prevent diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney failure and disproportionately affects several minority groups. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. Compared to non-Hispanic […]

Small Lifestyle Changes Help Control Chronic Conditions

  According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney disease affects 26 million Americans, while millions of others are at risk for the disease. Proper diet, regular exercise, medication, and frequent checkups can help slow chronic diseases and improve quality of life. However, many patients do not follow their doctor’s recommendations on the proper steps to […]

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 […]

Healthy Diet in Diabetes Tied to Less Kidney Disease

A healthy diet and moderate intake of alcohol may decrease the incidence or progression of chronic kidney disease among individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. People with diabetes who ate a diet consistent with general health guidelines and high in fruit, vegetables, fiber and unsaturated fat were less likely to develop […]

Kids With Type 2 Diabetes at Higher Risk for Kidney Disease

New research indicates that kids with Type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing kidney and heart disease as adults. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has sponsored the nationwide research to find the best ways to treat the disease. The […]