Inactivity Raises Kidney, Bladder Cancer Risk

Over time, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for developing cancer of the kidney or bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. The study also suggests increased physica...

Acid Reflux Meds/Kidney Damage Link Unclear

Is there a definitive link between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—commonly used to treat chronic heartburn or acid reflux—and kidney disease? Commercials for class-action lawsuits and an increasing amount of scientific evidence suggest there is. Altho...

Roller Coaster Therapy?

Getting rid of kidney stones before they cause an obstruction in the urinary tract can reduce the need for invasive treatment.
Diane Domina

3 Ways to Avoid Kidney Stones

The condition now affects about 1 in 11 Americans—a big increase over the 1 in 20 it affected just 20 years ago.

Kidney Cancer: Real Hope for the Near Future

Credit: Thinkstock Health advocates have done an extraordinary job of raising awareness of breast cancer. The public’s consciousness surrounding prostate and colon cancers is growing as well. But when it comes to kidney cancer, the term barely regist...
PJ Hamel

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