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2013-07-30 16:22:42

Leaders Warn That Proposed 12 Percent Reduction Will Lead to Facility Closures, Diminished Access and Quality WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Basketball legend Alonzo Mourning is in Washington, DC, today for meetings with policy makers and elected officials to argue against proposed cuts to Medicare's dialysis benefit -- cuts that kidney care leaders warn will have negative consequences for patient access and quality. Mourning, who has kidney disease and had a...

2013-07-29 12:24:19

U.S. Cardiologists Attribute Equal Levels of Unmet Need to Reducing Patient Rehospitalization and Mortality, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, based on clinical trial data and thought leader opinion, Novartis's novel vasodilative therapy serelaxin has the potential to gain acceptance among...

2013-07-19 11:58:03

Blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and history of heart attacks or strokes at highest risk -Researchers found a strong, graded association between worse kidney function and the presence of hypertension that is resistant to medications. -More than 50% of individuals with moderate CKD had resistant hypertension. -Among people with CKD, blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and a history of heart attacks or strokes were more likely to have...

2013-07-11 08:29:45

PCPs are Most Likely to Make the Initial CKD Diagnosis, Making Them an Important Target for Manufacturers, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, for late-phase products for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients--including AbbVie's altrasentan, Concert Pharmaceuticals' CTP-499, Mitsubishi...

2013-07-01 20:21:20

Largest Renal Coalition Urges Medicare Agency to Work With Community to 'Get It Right' to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading kidney care coalition expressed alarm over the depth of cuts contained in the just issued Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule affecting Medicare funding for life-sustaining dialysis treatments. Kidney Care Partners (KCP) Chairman Ron Kuerbitz urged health...

2013-06-25 16:26:38

Handcrafted Jewelry in Honor of Kidney Donors GLENDALE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Support Network (RSN) is excited to introduce its Second Chance Collection, a new line of EmbraceHOPE Jewelry featuring the RSN kidney-heart logo and a kidney chain link. Second Chance, assembled by people who have been affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), is dedicated to those who give the greatest gift of all by donating an organ. "Everyone is always grateful to...

Heart Can Get Stressed Out From Sugar Overload
2013-06-16 04:58:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found regularly exposing the heart to too much sugar can lead to heart failure. “When the heart muscle is already stressed from high blood pressure or other diseases, and then takes in too much glucose, it adds insult to injury,” said study co-author Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, a medical school professor of cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science...

2013-06-13 08:27:58

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prismic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona-based pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has secured exclusive licensing rights to Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), including the micronized and ultra-micronized forms, a novel non-steroidal, kidney-friendly anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic agent with a well-documented safety profile in humans. Commenting on securing the rights to this important new agent, Prismic's Chief...

2013-06-06 23:22:49

Recent research has found that patients with kidney disease can benefit tremendously from living a healthy lifestyle, meaning that weight control supplements like Prescopodene by Prescopodene Nutritionals might contribute to a longer life in people with these types of conditions. Australia (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Several studies have been completed regarding healthy diet and its effect on the heart. However, one has now focused on the positive effects of healthy living for people suffering...

2013-06-06 23:18:17

As many as 39 recently diagnosed heart failure patients who meet specified health and financial-need criteria can participate -- free of charge -- in a four-month exercise rehabilitation program cooperatively administered by the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic and Cardiac Rehabilitation program at St. Joseph Health Center. Warren, OH (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Recently diagnosed heart failure patients in Trumbull County are benefiting from a Humility of Mary Health Partners pilot program...