Spokeswoman: Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, TV personality Walter Mercado dies at 88 from kidney failure
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Spokeswoman: Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, TV personality Walter Mercado dies at 88 from kidney failure.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Doctors and others involved in the care of Arkansans with kidney disease are eager to learn how a recently announced federal initiative will address renal disease in the...
Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant.
The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he's been...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home...
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A West African man with a genetic kidney disease has taken refuge in an Ann Arbor church to avoid deportation.
Mohamed Soumah will die without regular dialysis treatments. His native Guinea lacks adequate equipment and training for proper treatment.
The 44-year-old University of Michigan employee has lived in the U.S. for 15 years, married an American woman and has two native-born children.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of Bostonians are planning a walk to help fight kidney disease, a condition that affects millions of Americans.
Sunday's Boston Kidney Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. at North Point Park in Cambridge.
Organizers say their goal is to raise $750,000 to help find a cure for kidney disease.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease.
Jynarque (jihn-AR'-kew), from Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
The progressive genetic disorder is the fourth-leading cause of kidney failure. It causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in and damage kidneys.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the national drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care.
The company said Wednesday it will offer home dialysis for patients through its Coram business, and it is working with another unspecified company to develop a new device for that. A CVS spokeswoman declined to name the company or disclose how much CVS is spending on the venture.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Terri Martin was on her way to Lincoln for meetings when the life-changing call came. She was just outside of York, Nebraska, on Interstate 80.
Earlier in the trip, she was told the news but didn't believe George Schlothauer Jr. had his facts right.
"I called to see if I could donate my kidney to you," she remembers him saying. "But the person at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Denver said you have a donor."
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991.
The organization says Tundra had chronic kidney disease and progressive arthritis that worsened despite treatment. The median life expectancy for male polar bears in zoos is under 21.
HONOLULU (AP) — A surge in patients and a shortage of dialysis clinics has Hawaii's two dialysis operators planning to open as many as six new clinics annually over the next five years.
The new clinics would help handle the 700 new dialysis patients a year in the state — but not until the facilities are certified by the state Department of Health and federal authorities, a process that can take up to three years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Renal Care Group has received approval to expand kidney dialysis treatment in Tupelo.
The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Wednesday that it has issued a certificate of need, allowing the project to go forward.
The medical group will add a total of 30 end-stage kidney disease stations and 1,656 square feet to its facilities.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nieltge Gedney, a Shepherdstown resident, has been advocating for others her whole life, but when doctors told her she had less than a year to live, Gedney knew if she didn't advocate for health, she'd run the risk of being "treated" like everyone else.
Twenty-six million Americans suffer from kidney disease — that's one in 10 — and West Virginia has the highest per capita rate in the country of patients with kidney failure starting dialysis.
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems.
Mike Megna has a rare kidney disease he believes was caused by dust from the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center towers.
The 44-year-old West Milford resident has rented two billboards...
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