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The Sneaky Conditions That Can Harm Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often connected to diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to control all three to protect your health.

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Common Toxins That Can Hurt Your Kidneys (And How to Avoid Them)

These chemicals and compounds aren't doing your kidneys any favors. Learn how to reduce your exposure to stay as healthy as possible.

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11 Things to Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

Diagnosed with CKD? Here are some things you need to know about your body, your care and your treatment options.

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Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

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New Blood Test to Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could diagnose kidney cancer earlier by doubling the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers.

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Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

A new blood test may help predict your risk of developing kidney disease so you can take early steps to prevent kidney damage.

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3 Ways to Avoid Kidney Stones

Kidney stones affect about 1 in 11 Americans, and older white men are at the highest risk. Find out what you can do to prevent them.

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Understanding Obesity and Kidney Cancer

If you've had kidney cancer and you're obese, you may be at higher risk for recurrence, according to this study.