July 17, 2014: Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

July 16, 2014: Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs
Those who did had more trouble getting, switching health or life coverage

July 10, 2014: Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

July 09, 2014: Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

July 08, 2014: Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

June 16, 2014: Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study
Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

June 02, 2014: New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause
Including autoimmune or infection

May 23, 2014: New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns
Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

May 22, 2014: Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk
Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

May 22, 2014: Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says
Organ recipients were less likely to die over 11-year period

May 21, 2014: Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

May 19, 2014: Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds
Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

May 16, 2014: Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys
Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

May 15, 2014: Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease
The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found

May 09, 2014: Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds
Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

May 01, 2014: Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds
But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

April 29, 2014: Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

April 25, 2014: Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems
Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

April 24, 2014: More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

April 23, 2014: Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says
Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

April 23, 2014: A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

April 23, 2014: People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study
More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

April 16, 2014: Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

April 15, 2014: Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

April 11, 2014: Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

April 03, 2014: Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients
People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

March 27, 2014: Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

March 21, 2014: Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys
Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

March 10, 2014: Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants
Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

March 04, 2014: Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

March 03, 2014: Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

February 27, 2014: Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

February 20, 2014: Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications
Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

February 13, 2014: Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

February 11, 2014: Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds
Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

February 07, 2014: Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?
U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

February 06, 2014: Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems
Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

December 19, 2013: Most Women on Kidney Dialysis OK With Their Sex Lives: Study
Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

December 18, 2013: Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function
Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

December 16, 2013: Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study
Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

November 20, 2013: Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

November 20, 2013: Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure
Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

November 18, 2013: Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

November 18, 2013: New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

November 14, 2013: Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

November 11, 2013: Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

November 11, 2013: Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

November 11, 2013: Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders
Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

November 08, 2013: Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

November 07, 2013: Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery
Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study