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2014-02-18 04:21:26

African-Americans are about three and a half times more likely to develop kidney failure DENVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging African-Americans to learn about their risk for kidney disease during Black History Month. Throughout February, African-Americans across the country are paying tribute to generations of challenges and triumphs. Black History Month is also a...

2014-02-17 04:22:35

Signs agreement to treat half the dialysis patients currently under care of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has signed a major tender from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health to treat half of the approximately 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Ministry's care. (Photo:...

2014-02-13 08:21:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. Eighty percent of the funds raised will help support life-saving programs and services. While your heartfelt gift won't get you a romantic card in return, it might actually get you something more useful -- a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation says this gift is hassle-free....

2014-02-09 23:02:26

All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program designed by Robert Galarowicz is the latest program that covers natural and safe remedies for improving the kidney function and relieving kidney disease symptoms. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 “All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program” is the latest program that provides people with natural and...

2014-02-09 12:21:19

The Heart Failure Society of America encourages patients, families, caregivers and individuals at risk to learn about heart failure prevention and management WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Heart Failure Awareness Week is set for February 9-14, 2014. This important week is a time for health care providers to remind patients with heart failure, patients' families, and all others at risk about the signs and symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure affects nearly five...

2014-02-07 12:58:48

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that properly treating and monitoring patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could help protect their heart health. AKI, an sudden decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition in hospitalized...

2014-01-28 12:30:02

The CKD Market Will Decline Through 2017, Due to Genericization of Expensive Agents and Reimbursement Constraints in the U.S., According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, after an initial decline driven by generic and biosimilar competition in the G7 markets and changes in reimbursement practices in the United States, the total chronic kidney disease (CKD) market will return to growth, achieving...

2014-01-16 04:20:40

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prom season comes early for hundreds of teens and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who have kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have had a transplant. Renal Support Network (RSN) steps out onto the dance floor Sunday, January 19, 2014, to host the 15(th) Annual Renal Teen Prom for these teens and their guests. Last week attendees and guests took their pick of evening gowns that were donated especially for the event. This...

2014-01-10 11:26:19

A single dose of lithium helped restore kidney function in mice with acute kidney injury A mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar affective disorders may also help treat acute kidney injury, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings are significant because there are no effective therapies for AKI. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition...

2014-01-07 23:22:07

The recognition marks the third year in a row that St. Elizabeth Health Center has been recognized with a Get With the Guidelines® gold quality achievement award. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 St. Elizabeth Health Center has received the Get With the Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award recognizes St. Elizabeth for achieving an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the...