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Measuring kidney health could predict heart disease risk

Indicators of kidney function and damage could rival tests of cholesterol and blood pressure in foretelling several outcomes, including death from heart attack

Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may reduce heart disease and mortality

A new study revealed that screening followed by treatment led to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease or death within a five-year follow-up period when compared to patients having no screening

Research identifies best treatment for blood pressure in diabetic kidney disease

Blood pressure lowering drugs do not improve life expectancy among adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a new study of the global evidence published in The Lancet reveals

NKF survey reveals many Americans know little about their kidneys

Half of the people surveyed for new National Kidney Foundation research did not fully understand what their kidneys do, or the signs and symptoms of kidney disease 

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