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Too many sugary drinks leads to higher kidney disease risk

A new study finds a connection between sugar-sweetened beverages and higher kidney disease risks. This relates to both soda and to sweetened fruit drinks.

Common heartburn drugs may be damaging your kidneys

There may be some common heartburn drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet that can dramatically increase your risk of kidney disease or kidney failure.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Study finds losing weight can avoid kidney disease in diabetics

Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.

Duke Univ. Hosp. does first multiple live donor transplants in NC Special

Durham - Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC performed their first live kidney donor multiple patient transplant, becoming the first hospital in North Carolina to successfully master this medical technique, opening the door of possibilities for patients.

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These proton-pump inhibitors can be bought over-the-counter.
These proton-pump inhibitors can be bought over-the-counter.
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