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Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys

One in five men and one in four women in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.

Can Cranberry Juice Stop Your UTI?

Drinking cranberry juice is just one of the myths about preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). We’ll separate UTI fact from fiction.

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Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope

If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a fraction of the time. They find … Read More

New Blood Test Helps You Avoid Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Biopsies

A new screening tool for prostate cancer has been shown to offer better accuracy than the test currently used by most physicians in the United States. The new test, called the 4Kscore™ test (OPKO Lab), offers various advantages over the more commonly used prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The new test improves on these … Read More

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7 Secrets to Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. 7 secrets to kidney health You can do a … Read More

How African-Americans Can Get Better Kidney Care

Blacks make up a little more than 13 percent of the U.S. population. But they make up more than 30 percent of Americans with kidney failure. Why? “African-Americans are more likely to have diabetes and high blood pressure,” says Charles Modlin, MD,  kidney transplant surgeon and Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center. “Those conditions … Read More