This month, take a few minutes to appreciate your kidneys. These workhorses filter wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the blood, regulate the balance of ions and other chemicals in your body, and release hormones important for blood production, blood pressure regulation, and calcium balance. Given all [...]
Tag: kidney disease
March 17, 2011
March is Kidney Awareness Month!
September 2, 2010
SNPwatch: New Research Sheds More Light on Role of Genetic Variant in Chronic Kidney Disease
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD), characterized by the gradual loss of the kidneys’ filtering ability, currently affects about 10-13% of adults in the United States. Patients suffering from the most severe form of the condition, end-stage renal disease, require dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Rare [...]