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

November 07, 2013: Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

November 07, 2013: Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease
More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

November 06, 2013: Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

November 01, 2013: Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

October 25, 2013: Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

October 23, 2013: Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study
Early research found more miscarriages, birth defects among women who conceived while on these meds

October 21, 2013: Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts
There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

October 16, 2013: Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

October 11, 2013: For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

September 26, 2013: Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds
Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

September 25, 2013: Finding May Help Doctors Pinpoint Likelihood of Kidney Transplant Failure
Patients with a particular antibody response were much more likely to run into trouble, researchers report

September 24, 2013: Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study
Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

September 24, 2013: Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

August 22, 2013: Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

August 20, 2013: Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

August 12, 2013: Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease
Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

August 08, 2013: Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads
Study found a 2 percent increased risk of death for every 50 additional patients

August 07, 2013: Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

July 29, 2013: Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study
Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

July 25, 2013: Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients
Living donor organs seemed to help reduce the risks of transplantation in overweight recipients

July 23, 2013: Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

July 18, 2013: Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure
Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects