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Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.
Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States, according to a new report.
Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says

Treating children who have drug-resistant bacterial infections with high doses of the antibiotic vancomycin may raise the risk of kidney damage, a new study says.
Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

Each year, more than one-third of the more than 10,000 weather-related deaths in the United States occur because of extreme heat conditions, according to recent federal statistics.
Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review

Although metformin, the popular type 2 diabetes medication, is usually not prescribed for people with kidney disease, a new analysis shows the drug may be safer for these patients than once thought.
Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds.
New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday.
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.

 

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