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...
Man takes refuge in Ann Arbor church to avoid deportation
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.
Thousands gearing up for Boston walk to fight kidney disease
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.
SCOTTSBLUFF – One out of every three Americans is at risk of chronic kidney disease due to high blood pressure, family history of kidney disease, or diabetes. Unfortunately, most are unaware of the disease in its early stages due to a lack of symptoms. A simple blood test can indicate whether your kidneys are working properly.
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.
(BPT) - The kidneys play an important role in maintaining our overall health. While these bean-shaped organs perform multiple functions, a primary role is filtration, critical to clearing waste such as urea and to keeping the body’s fluids and electrolytes in balance. Good kidney health is essential for everyone, yet today, more than 30 million adults in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and there has been little new innovation to treat kidney disease in over a decade. 
People dealing with any stage kidney disease can now receive comprehensive care at Winona Health. Thanks to expanded Nephrology Services and a Kidney Care Team, people who have kidney disease have improved access to local care designed to prevent or delay the progression of kidney disease.
Nebraska woman recalls kidney transplant
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."
NYC’s lone polar bear is euthanized; he had kidney failure
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.
Dear Doctor: Proton pump inhibitors, which I take for my severe heartburn, have made my life enjoyable again. Now I'm reading that they may cause kidney damage. How serious is the risk? I really don't want to give them up.
Several deadly diseases strike Black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans.
Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming disparities in health care. It means investments targeted to the health of black Americans. And the evidence so far indicates that these investments will pay health dividends not just for racial minorities, but for everyone.
Hawaii dialysis clinics stalled while awaiting certification
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.
LIHUE — Oranges, broccoli, beans and tomatoes are all off limits for people with kidney disease, but other foods can often produce adverse and severe reactions.
Star fruit is one of those, and with the juicy geometric orbs nearly always in season somewhere on Kauai, its one island residents with kidney disease should have at the top of their avoidance list.
Greenwich-based Needs Clearing House focuses on 14-year-old with kidney disease
GREENWICH — The Greenwich-based Needs Clearing House non-profit is trying to raise funds to help a 14-year-old boy battling a rare kidney disease.
Former Southington resident Joey Bavaro’s family relocated two years ago to Florida’s warmth as part of a fight against the kidney disease he has had since he was diagnosed at 2 weeks old.
BLACKFOOT – Medical doctors Fahim and Naeem Rahim have partnered with Fresenius Kidney Care and Cardiologist Dr. John Lassetter to open the new Cardio Renal Centers of America in Blackfoot.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility was held Thursday evening. The facility is the first of its kind, offering cardiology, nephrology, and interventional radiology services under one roof in a multi-disciplinary medical clinic that cares for patients suffering from heart and kidney disease.
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BLACKFOOT — Doctors in Southeast Idaho who specialize in treating cardiovascular and renal diseases have partnered with Bingham Memorial Hospital to bring The Cardio Renal Centers of America, a revolutionary, first-of-its kind facility, to patients struggling to find coordinated care.
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Blackfoot — Doctors in Southeast Idaho who specialize in treating cardiovascular and renal diseases have partnered with Bingham Memorial Hospital to bring The Cardio Renal Centers of America, a revolutionary, first-of-its kind facility, to patients struggling to find coordinated care.
Renal Care Group to expand facilities
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.
In the Balkans region, a strange pattern of disease began to spring up in the 1950s. Fatal kidney disease and tumors in the upper urinary tract were forming at an alarming rate among the rural populations that lived along the Danube River, accounting for 50 percent of cancers, compared to a 5 percent rate, on average, for the rest of the world.
NEEDLES — The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe broke ground on the Hemodialysis Home Therapy Center that will expand options for patients managing Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK) on the reservation Feb. 28.
The Hemodialysis Home Therapy Center will be able to serve anywhere between eight to 15 patients and Fresenius Kidney Care will be in charge of running the program.
NEEDLES — The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe broke ground Tuesday on the Hemodialysis Home Therapy Center that will expand options for patients managing chronic kidney disease on the reservation.
The Hemodialysis Home Therapy Center will be able to serve from eight to 15 patients and Fresenius Kidney Care will be in charge of running the program.
The laboratory results are in: The thousands of whitefish found dead earlier this month in the South Fork of the Snake fell victim to proliferative kidney disease.
Nine out of the 11 live whitefish the Idaho Department of Fish and Game pulled out of the river below Palisades dam tested positive for the kidney disease, often called PKD.
Woman fights kidney disease, defies all statistics
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...