Kidney Disease

Get the facts about chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

The Kidney Stone Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be all because of what we eat.

Kidney Disease Topics


Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Are Collagen Supplements Good or Bad for You?

Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, so there is a huge market for collagen supplements. But should you take them?

By Ask HealthCentral

Does Caffeine Help Chronic Kidney Disease?

If you have chronic kidney disease, drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages may increase your five-year survival by up to 25 percent, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Top Resources for Kidney Cancer Support

If you need help after a kidney cancer diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Diane Domina

Antibiotics Raise Kidney Stone Risk

Five common antibiotics, including penicillin and sulfas, raise the risk for kidney stones, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

First Lady Melania Trump Has Kidney Surgery

First Lady Melania Trump successfully underwent an embolization procedure to treat what doctors are calling a benign kidney condition.

By Diane Domina

Know Your Kidney Cancer Treatment Options

From surgery and chemo to immunotherapies and targeted therapies, kidney cancer patients have a multitude of treatment options available.

By Rachel Zohn

What is Wilms Tumor?

Wilms tumor is the most common type of pediatric kidney cancer. Learn what it is, how it's treated, and why 90 percent of kids survive to live normal lives.

By Rachel Zohn

The Four Stages of Renal Cell Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, your doctor will determine the stage of your cancer. Here's what you should know about all four stages.

By Rachel Zohn