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CDC

Announcement: National Kidney Month - March 2014

march  national  announcement  month  kidney 

March is designated National Kidney Month to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease. In 2011, kidney diseases were the ninth leading cause of death in the United States (1). More than 10% (>20 million) of U.

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CDC

Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease | CDC Features

features  disease  diabetes  risk  raise  CDC  blood  pressure  kidney  type 2 diabetes  high blood pressure  Kidney Disease  CDC Features  Type 1 Diabetes  prediabetes  diabetes prevention  CKD  ESRD 

You may have a strong stomach and your heart may be in the right place, but how well are your kidneys working? If you have risk factors for kidney disease, ask your doctor about getting tested to find out your kidney health.

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NCI

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting

nicotine  health  risk  tobacco  quitting  secondhand  smokeless  smoking  cigarette  hookah  benefits  quit  cessation  quitline  lung  cervical  leukemia  kidney  cigar  rectal 

A fact sheet that lists some of the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and describes the health problems caused by cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting.

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NCI

Genetics of Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer) (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  health  cell  renal  kidney  version  professional  genetics  cancer genetics  renal cell carcinoma 

Hereditary kidney cancer syndromes include von Hippel-Lindau disease, hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer, Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, and hereditary papillary renal carcinoma. Learn about the genetics, clinical manifestations, and management of these hereditary kidney cancer syndromes in this expert-reviewed summary.

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NIH

Kidney Failure and Its Treatment

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Your kidneys help keep you healthy by maintaining the right balance of water and other substances inside your body.

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NIEHS

Lead

lead  health  research  science  environment  michigan  cardiovascular  water  kidney  Infertility  environmental agents  lead exposure  ntp  gas  toxicology  IQ  Flint  paint  metal  nerve 

Lead is a naturally occurring metal found deep within the ground. It occurs in small amounts in ore, along with other elements such as silver, zinc or copper.

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NIDDK

Simple Kidney Cysts

research  symptoms  treatment  kidney  bladder  ureter  surgery  Patient Care Management  Information Resources  Diagnostic Tests  Risk Factors  Kidney Disease  Urologic Diseases  Magnetic Resonance Imaging  CT Scan  Kidney Diseases  Ultrasound  Cysts  Polycystic Kidney Disease  Sclerotherapy 

Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options.

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CDC

Chronic Kidney Disease Issue Brief

research  diabetes  chronic  CDC  projects  kidney  initiatives  about  CKD  demonstration  about us 

CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative was congressionally mandated to build capacity and infrastructure for a public health approach to CKD.

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NIDDK

Simple Kidney Cysts

symptoms  treatment  patients  kidney  bladder  ureter  surgery  Diagnostic Tests  Risk Factors  Kidney Disease  Magnetic Resonance Imaging  CT Scan  Kidney Diseases  Ultrasound  Cysts  Polycystic Kidney Disease  Sclerotherapy  general public  Simple Kidney Cysts 

Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options.

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NIDDK

Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease

symptoms  treatment  therapy  patients  kidney  tumors  transplantation  Diagnostic Tests  Kidney Disease  Kidney Diseases  Polycystic Kidney Disease  dialysis  general public  cyst  chronic kidney failure  Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease 

Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis.

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NIDDK

Glomerular Diseases

symptoms  patients  kidney  diagnosis  pathology  Diagnostic Tests  bacterial infections  Kidney Disease  Physiology  Anatomy  Kidney Diseases  general public  Diabetic Nephropathy  Glomerulosclerosis  Glomerulonephritis  Kidney Glomerulus  end stage renal disease  Glomerular Diseases 

Defines the two major categories of glomerular diseases––glomerulosclerosis and glomerulonephritis––and describes how they interfere with kidney function.

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