Study Shows Diets High In Sodium And Artificially Sweetened Soda Linked To Kidney Function Decline

From Medical News Today November 2, 2009 In an 11 year study of 3000 women, researchers link diets high in sodium and soda to a decline in kidney function. Study Shows Diets High In Sodium And Artificially Sweetened Soda Linked To Kidney Function Decline

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Kidney Donors Have Normal Life Span, Study Finds

From Los Angeles Times January 29, 2009 A long-term study from University of Minnesota Medical School finds that kidney donors have normal life spans and fewer kidney problems than the general population, possibly because of careful health screening prior to donation. Kidney Donors Have a Normal Life Span, Study Finds

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Natalie Cole’s New Life

From AARP Magazine Nov. & Dec., 2009 Here’s a great article about Natalie Cole’s battle with Hepatitis C and kidney disease and the amazing circumstances surrounding her life-saving kidney transplant. Natalie Cole’s New Life

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Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

From U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay October 8, 2009 A long-term study of more than 15,000 people has shown that kidney patients may be able to extend their lives through exercise. Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

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Blood Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants, Can Help Minorities

From CNN August 6, 2009 The innovative blood procedure plasmapheresis is making transplants possible for hard-to-match African Americans in desperate need of a life-saving kidney. Great story and accompanying video on a 14-person transplant chain! Blood Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants, Can Help Minorities

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Grant System Leaves Cancer Researchers to Play it Safe

From New York Times June 28, 2009 Here is an interesting article with insight into the cancer research grant system and why more funds are needed for medical research. Grant System Leaves Cancer Researchers to Play It Safe

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