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Kidney Donation Chain Saves Lives

How many lives can one kidney save? A Fort Worth man is linked to a donation chain that saved his life while breaking a world record. Watch this WFAA report: Kidney Donation Chain Saves Fort Worth Man’s Life

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 […]

Tarrant Nephrology Associates Cuts Ribbon on Flower Mound Clinic

Tarrant Nephrology Associates recently cut the ribbon on its newest clinic location in Flower Mound. Dr. Oladapo Afolabi and Dr. Suman Bireddy will serve as the attending physicians at the Flower Mound clinic. “We are excited to bring comprehensive kidney care to Flower Mound,” says Dr. Ponniah Sankarapandian, President at Tarrant Nephrology Associates. “This clinic […]

Vegetable Protein May Help With Kidney Disease

  Eating more protein from vegetables might help people with chronic kidney disease live longer, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Utah looked at more than 1,100 chronic kidney disease patients who participated  in a major government health survey. After adjusting for factors such as age, smoking and weight/overweight, researchers found that […]

Nearly 6 of 10 Americans Will Develop Kidney Disease

Nearly 6 of 10 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. As a result, Tarrant Nephrology Associates backs the National Kidney Foundation new recommendations for annual urine screenings for patients in specific high-risk groups for kidney disease, which includes those age […]

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 […]