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  • Withania somnifera is a potential candidate to ameliorate high fat diet-induced anxiety and neuroinflammation.
    PMID:  J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Oct 12 ;14(1):201. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29025435 Abstract Title:  Withania somnifera as a potential candidate to ameliorate high fat diet-induced anxiety and neuroinflammation. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The epidemic of obesity has reached alarming levels in both developing and developed nations. Excessive calorie intake and sedentary lifestyle due to technological advancements are the main causal factors for overweight and obesity among the human population. Obesity has been associated with a number of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Kidney disease cited as a risk factor for diabetes
    Results from a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicate patients with kidney disease may also develop diabetes if progression toward kidney failure is not addressed. “We have known for a long time that diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease, but now we have a better understanding that kidney disease, through elevated levels of urea, also raises the risk of diabetes,” senior author of the study… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Mindful Eating During the Holidays
    There is no doubt that food is a major component of the holiday season. Holiday foods can inspire joy and bring people together. Holiday traditions and memories of family and friends are our first thoughts when we smell the aroma of a turkey roasting or taking the first bite of a warm cookie from the oven. We are surrounded by an abundance of delicious foods during the holiday season. And we eat. And we continue to eat. We eat because it’s there, not because… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Hemodialysis CRBSI Outcomes Unaffected by Distance to Nephrologists
    Canadian study reveals no significant effect of driving distance to a nephrology practice on the rate and appropriate management of catheter-related bloodstream infections. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized
    Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Hemodialysis CRBSI Outcomes Unaffected by Distance to Nephrologists
    Canadian study reveals no significant effect of driving distance to a nephrology practice on the rate and appropriate management of catheter-related bloodstream infections. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-14
  • Low-intensity exercise accelerates wound healing in diabetic mice.
    PMID:  Wounds. 2017 Nov 20. Epub 2017 Nov 20. PMID: 29166252 Abstract Title:  Low-intensity Exercise Accelerates Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise has been noted to improve wound healing rates in mice and people, but different intensities of exercise may have different impacts on healing rates. It is important to determine the most beneficial exercise intensity for improving wound healing in people with type 2 diabetes to help prevent wounds from… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-13
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, others push to restore orphan drug credit to tax bill
    A rally by the National Organization for Rare Disorders and advocacy campaigns by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and others have been aimed at convincing Congress to restore a tax credit for pharmaceutical companies that develop drugs for rare diseases. Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act in 1983, which offers tax incentives and 7 years of exclusive rights to drug companies to help people with rare diseases. The main requirement is that the orphan drug… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-13
  • Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions
    In patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, lupus anticoagulant and combined thrombophilia occur more frequently in those with versus without calciphylaxis, case-control study shows. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-13
  • Phosphorus Control by Dietary Restriction May Lead to Malnutrition
    The use of phosphate binders to manage hyperphosphatemia in maintenance hemodialysis patients might allow diets less restricted in protein and calories, according to a study. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-13
  • AKF offers Spanish-language website about kidney health
    The American Kidney Fund has a new website for Spanish-speaking users looking for information about kidney health and kidney disease. KidneyFund.org/en-espanol contains the same health information found on American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) KidneyFund.org website within the main navigation headings of kidney disease and includes topics such as kidney transplant, financial assistance, education and research, prevention and get involved. Hispanic individuals are at increased risk for kidney disease and are 34% more likely to have kidney… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • A review of Inflammation and gut-brain axis link to obesity to cognitive dysfunction.
    PMID:  Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2017 Dec ;37:87-92. Epub 2017 Nov 5. PMID: 29107872 Abstract Title:  Inflammation and gut-brain axis link obesity to cognitive dysfunction: plausible pharmacological interventions. Abstract:  Obesity prevalence is increasing steadily throughout the world's population in most countries and in parallel the prevalence of metabolic disorders including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes is also rising, but less is reported about excessive adiposity relationship with poorer cognitive performance, cognitive decline and dementia. Some… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-12
  • This review discusses insulin resistance as a contributing factor to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.
    PMID:  Front Aging Neurosci. 2017 ;9:345. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29163128 Abstract Title:  Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer's Disease: Bioenergetic Linkages. Abstract:  Metabolic dysfunction is a well-established feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), evidenced by brain glucose hypometabolism that can be observed potentially decades prior to the development of AD symptoms. Furthermore, there is mounting support for an association between metabolic disease and the development of AD and related dementias. Individuals with insulin resistance, type 2… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-12
  • Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Efficacy Similar to That of Sevelamer
    Serum phosphorus fell to similar levels in two-thirds of peritoneal dialysis patients, but sucroferric oxyhdroxide recipients had a lower pill burden. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The results of this pilot study suggest effectiveness and safety of whole body vibration in hemodialysis patients.
    PMID:  J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2017 Dec 1 ;17(4):268-274. PMID: 29199185 Abstract Title:  Efficacy and safety of whole body vibration in maintenance hemodialysis patients - A pilot study. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess safety and effectiveness of Whole Body Vibration exercise (WBV) to improve physical performance and parameters of inflammation in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD).METHODS: Prospective, open-label trial in n=14 patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Participants performed WBV twice weekly… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-11
  • New process may detect the health of a donated kidney
    A new technique called normothermic machine perfusion might help transplant teams assess the quality of a kidney before it is selected for transplantation, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. Investigators of the study reviewed the value of the process in assessing the health of donated kidneys. In the first phase of the study, donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidneys that had been declined for transplant underwent normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) assessment for… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-11
  • THC prevents cardiovascular dysfunction in STZ-diabetic animals.
    PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017:7974149. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29181404 Abstract Title:  Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Prevents Cardiovascular Dysfunction in STZ-Diabetic Wistar-Kyoto Rats. Abstract:  The aim of this study was to determine if chronic, low-dose administration of a nonspecific cannabinoid receptor agonist could provide cardioprotective effects in a model of type I diabetes mellitus. Diabetes was induced in eight-week-old male Wistar-Kyoto rats via a single intravenous dose of streptozotocin (65 mg kg-1). Following the induction of diabetes, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-11
  • Today’s Kidney Diet Game Days Shish Kebabs Recipe Demo
    DaVita dietitian Elizabeth McClary embraced the Today’s Kidney Diet Game Day Recipes cookbook, sharing it with her dialysis patients. But she took it a big step further and visited the Aggie’s campus in College Station, Texas. Elizabeth hooked up with the team at KBTX to do a live television demo of one of the cookbook recipes. Shish Kebabs Demo She chose the Shish Kebabs recipe. She assembled the low-sodium marinade, gave flavoring and grilling tips, and displayed the… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-12-11
  • Low serum magnesium were independently associated with all-cause death in patients with prevalent chronic kidney disease.
    PMID:  Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25. PMID: 29077944 Abstract Title:  Association of serum magnesium with all-cause mortality in patients with and without chronic kidney disease in the Dallas Heart Study. Abstract:  Background: Low serum magnesium (SMg) has been linked to increased mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population. We examined whether this association is similar in participants with versus without prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the multiethnic… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-10
  • Enhanced antiproliferative effects of aqueous extracts of some medicinal mushrooms on colon cancer cells.
    PMID:  Int J Med Mushrooms. 2013 ;15(3):301-14. PMID: 23662617 Abstract Title:  Enhanced antiproliferative effects of aqueous extracts of some medicinal mushrooms on colon cancer cells. Abstract:  Cancer is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of the world. Certain edible mushroom species are rich in antioxidants, which perform a vital role in preventing this risk in manifesting itself. Initial screening was followed by qualitative phytochemical analysis; estimation of total phenolic content, DPPH radical scavenging activity,… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-09
  • Synergistic actions of vitamin D and metformin on skeletal muscles and insulin resistance of type 2 diabetic rats.
    PMID:  J Cell Physiol. 2017 Dec 2. Epub 2017 Dec 2. PMID: 29205344 Abstract Title:  Synergistic actions of Vitamin D and metformin on skeletal muscles and insulin resistance of Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Abstract:  Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic generalized disorder due to insulin insufficiency or resistance. Skeletal muscles represent one of the most important target organs that is affected by insulin signaling. The aim of the current work was to investigate the effect of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-09
  • Vitamin D may serve as an adjuvant to insulin therapy for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
    PMID:  J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Sep ;11(9):SC15-SC17. Epub 2017 Sep 1. PMID: 29207798 Abstract Title:  Does Vitamin D Supplementation Improve Glycaemic Control In Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus? - A Randomized Controlled Trial. Abstract:  Introduction: Vitamin D endocrine system is a potential immune system modulator and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases including Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Studies have demonstrated an inverse risk relationship between T1DM and Vitamin… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-09
  • Vitamin D deficiency was associated with a 2.07-fold higher risk of elevated fasting blood glucose.
    PMID:  J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Dec 3. Epub 2017 Dec 3. PMID: 29212598 Abstract Title:  The Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adolescents. Abstract:  PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyze the demographic characteristics associated with vitamin D deficiency, as well as the association between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome, among Korean adolescents.DESIGN AND METHODS: This cross-sectional descriptive study involved 2314 adolescents aged 12-18years. Participant data were extracted from the Korean… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-09
  • The evidence from studies suggests that cocoa may be useful in slowing the progression to type 2 diabetes.
    PMID:  J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2017 Oct ;7(4):218-221. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMID: 29181133 Abstract Title:  Use of dark chocolate for diabetic patients: a review of the literature and current evidence. Abstract:  Dietary changes are a major lifestyle factor that can influence the progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Recently, flavanols, a subgroup of plant-derived phytochemicals called flavonoids, have gained increasing attention, due to studies showing an inverse correlation between dietary intake… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • The current systematic review demonstrated the favourable effects of camel milk on diabetes mellitus.
    PMID:  Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Apr ;15(2):e42150. Epub 2017 Mar 11. PMID: 29026408 Abstract Title:  Camel Milk Has Beneficial Effects on Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Controlling diabetes, a worldwide metabolic disease, by effective alternative treatments is currently a topic of great interest. Camel milk is believed to be a suitable hypoglycemic agent in experimental animals and patients with diabetes. The current systematic review aimed at evaluating the effect of camel milk… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • DNA sequencing may help detect kidney disease early
    DNA sequencing could identify an individual’s risk for kidney disease and could influence treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to results of a recently published study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. “Because CKD is usually silent in the early stages, it may not be detected until an individual develops severe kidney problems,” Ali G. Gharavi, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of nephrology at Columbia University Medical Center,… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-08
  • The antiulcer activity of camel milk and urine may be attributed to its cytoprotective mechanism and antioxidant properties.
    PMID:  Pharmacogn Mag. 2017 Oct-Dec;13(52):559-565. Epub 2017 Nov 13. PMID: 29200713 Abstract Title:  Gastroprotective and Ulcer Healing Effects of Camel Milk and Urine in HCl/EtOH, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (Indomethacin), and Water-Restraint Stress-induced Ulcer in Rats. Abstract:  Background: Camel milk has been reportedly used to treat dropsy, jaundice, tuberculosis, and diabetes while camel urine is used to treat diarrhea and cancer. However, there is no scientific evidence on the antiulcer activity of camel milk and urine.… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • Bisphenol A is an exogenous toxin that promotes mitochondrial injury and death in tubular cells.
    PMID:  Environ Toxicol. 2017 Dec 7. Epub 2017 Dec 7. PMID: 29214717 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A is an exogenous toxin that promotes mitochondrial injury and death in tubular cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Uremic toxins that accumulate in chronic kidney disease (CKD) contribute to CKD complications, such as CKD progression. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous environmental toxin, structurally related with p-cresol, that accumulates in CKD. Our aim was to characterize the nephrotoxic potential of BPA. Specifically,… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • Nobiletin and EGCG are good candidates for preventing diseases caused by excessive fructose intake.
    PMID:  Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2017 Dec 1:1-11. Epub 2017 Dec 1. PMID: 29191128 Abstract Title:  Suppressive effect of nobiletin and epicatechin gallate on fructose uptake in human intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells. Abstract:  Inhibition of excessive fructose intake in the small intestine could alleviate fructose-induced diseases such as hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We examined the effect of phytochemicals on fructose uptake using human intestinal epithelial-like Caco-2 cells which express the fructose transporter, GLUT5. Among… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • This reviews EGCG and its protective role in diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
    PMID:  Front Pharmacol. 2017 ;8:834. Epub 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29209211 Abstract Title:  Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's Disease: The Protection of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate in Streptozotocin Injection-Induced Models. Abstract:  Diabetes mellitus is considered as a risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the front runner of neurodegenerative disorders. Streptozotocin (STZ) is a toxin for pancreaticβ-cell, which can construct a model of insulin deficient diabetes through intraperitoneal or intravenous injection. A model generated by intracerebroventricular STZ (icv-STZ) also shows… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • Hop phytochemicals have potential role in metabolic syndrome prevention and therapy.
    PMID:  Molecules. 2017 Oct 19 ;22(10). Epub 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29048380 Abstract Title:  Hop Phytochemicals and Their Potential Role in Metabolic Syndrome Prevention and Therapy. Abstract:  Historically, hop cones (Humulus lupulus) have been used since ancient times as a remedy for many ailments and, as a source of polyphenols and bitter acids, is very effective in the treatment of metabolic syndrome (MS). Hop flavonoids, particularly xanthohumol (XN), are substances with hypoglycemic, antihyperlipidemic, and antiobesity… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-08
  • A. melanocarpa could be considered a good source of antioxidants which is effective in combating hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress.
    PMID:  Front Nutr. 2017 ;4:53. Epub 2017 Nov 6. PMID: 29164127 Abstract Title:  Antidiabetic Effects of Aronia melanocarpa and Its Other Therapeutic Properties. Abstract:  Diabetes is a global pandemic which warrants urgent attention due to its rising prevalence and economic burden. Thus, many alternative therapies are being researched for antidiabetic properties, given the inefficacy of current medicinal treatments. From this perspective, Aronia melanocarpa or black chokeberry has been investigated for its therapeutic properties in many… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-07
  • California unions push for ballot question about dialysis profits
    Union officials in California are pushing forward on a ballot measure for November 2018 that would require dialysis providers that operate in the state to refund insurers any revenue that is greater than 15% more than the cost of care. Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU), which sponsors the measure, reported that it has collected more than 25% of the required 365,880 signatures needed to have the ballot initiative qualify for the Nov.… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Holiday Season Weight Management
    The holidays are a time that brings joy to many people, but may be a time for weight management measures. A sense of dread may be felt as the damage that holiday eating might do to waistlines is anticipated. Average Holiday Weight Gain Surprisingly, the amount of weight the average American gains from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is much less than one might expect. One study shows only a 0.37 kilogram, or slightly less than 1 pound… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Niacin’s Phosphate-Lowering Ability Modest
    In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease, niacin therapy lowered serum phosphate by just 0.25 mg/dL over 3 years compared with placebo. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-07
  • This study indicates that spirulina is efficient in inhibiting hyperglycemia and oxidative stress induced by diabetes.
    PMID:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Nov 1. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PMID: 29091744 Abstract Title:  Effects of Spirulina platensis on lipid peroxidation, antioxidant defenses and tissue damages in kidney of alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Abstract:  Chronic hyperglycemia in diabetes causes free radicals overproduction, which contributes to the development of diabetic nephropathy. In modern medicine, no satisfactory therapy is available to cure diabetes mellitus. In that context, we investigated the potential therapeutic action of spirulina-enriched diet… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Apple cider vinegar attenuates oxidative stress and reduces the risk of obesity.
    PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Nov 1. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PMID: 29091513 Abstract Title:  Apple Cider Vinegar Attenuates Oxidative Stress and Reduces the Risk of Obesity in High-Fat-Fed Male Wistar Rats. Abstract:  Metabolic syndrome is a serious consequence of obesity characterized by increased cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and glucose intolerance. While diets enriched with natural antioxidants showed beneficial effects on oxidative stress, blood pressure, and serum lipid composition, diet supplementation with… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Homeopathic medicines may be effective in managing the symptoms of diabetic polyneuropathy patients.
    PMID:  Homeopathy. 2013 Apr ;102(2):130-8. PMID: 23622263 Abstract Title:  A prospective multi-centric open clinical trial of homeopathy in diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: To evaluate homeopathic treatment in the management of diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy.METHODS: A prospective multi-centric clinical observational study was carried out from October 2005 to September 2009 by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) (India) at its five institutes/units. Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus (DM) and presenting with symptoms of… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Antiurolithiatic effect of the taraxasterol on ethylene glycol induced kidney calculi.
    PMID:  Urolithiasis. 2017 Nov 30. Epub 2017 Nov 30. PMID: 29189886 Abstract Title:  Antiurolithiatic effect of the taraxasterol on ethylene glycol induced kidney calculi in male rats. Abstract:  Taraxasterol is one of the important constituents of Taraxacum officinale L. (Compositae) with antioxidant potential. The present study was designed to evaluate and compare the antiurolithiatic effects of taraxasterol and potassium citrate in the ethylene glycol induced urolithiatic rat. Urolithiasis was induced by ammonium chloride and ethylene… ... read more
    Source: greenmedinfo.comPublished on 2017-12-06
  • DaVita sells medical group division to UnitedHealth Group
    DaVita Inc. has agreed to sell its medical group division to UnitedHealth Group for $4.9 billion in cash. “I am so proud of the DaVita Medical Group accomplishments, including our excellent clinical outcomes as reflected in our star ratings performance, our strong emphasis on growing physician leaders, our teammate engagement and advancing the care model,” Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc., said in a press release. “The combination of DaVita Medical Group and… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-06
  • Residual Renal Function Not Linked to ESA Requirements
    Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-06
  • Residual Renal Function Not Linked to ESA Requirements
    Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-06
  • MEI releases new edition of curriculum for dialysis technicians
    The sixth edition of the Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician has been released. A training resource for patient care technicians, the book is updated with new information on infection control, sections on ultrafiltration rates and organ stunning, a new emergency planning module, expanded content on professionalism, technician jobs and peritoneal dialysis, and new quiz questions so readers can test their knowledge. “We are excited about the new Core Curriculum, which is intended to help… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-05
  • Acute Kidney Injury in CCU Patients Linked to Cystatin C
    Among patients admitted to a coronary care unit, the highest quartile of serum cystatin C levels was associated with a 9.6-fold increased risk of AKI compared with the lowest quartile. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-05
  • CVS-Aetna Merger A Bid To Bring Down Costs, Gain Competitive Edge
    What A CVS-Aetna Merger Could Mean For Customers Chad Terhune, a senior correspondent for California Healthline, joined KPCC’s Take Two on Dec. 4, 2017, to explain what this deal may mean for consumers and the health care industry. https://californiahealthline.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/cvs_aetna_web-c14ad5eb.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. Consumers might start to see some dramatic changes inside their neighborhood pharmacy. CVS Health Corp. announced that it has agreed to… ... read more
    Source: hkhn.orgPublished on 2017-12-04
  • CVS-Aetna Merger A Bid To Bring Down Costs, Gain Competitive Edge
    What A CVS-Aetna Merger Could Mean For Customers Chad Terhune, a senior correspondent for California Healthline, joined KPCC’s Take Two on Dec. 4, 2017, to explain what this deal may mean for consumers and the health care industry. https://californiahealthline.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/cvs_aetna_web-c14ad5eb.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. Consumers might start to see some dramatic changes inside their neighborhood pharmacy. CVS Health Corp. announced that it has agreed to… ... read more
    Source: hkhn.orgPublished on 2017-12-04
  • ASN: Tax proposals will hurt patients, researchers
    Leaders at the American Society of Nephrology have expressed concerns that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill Act, passed by the House of Representatives on Nov. 16 and the Senate on Dec. 2, has provisions that could hurt patient care and impact the pipeline of future scientists. In a Nov. 22 letter to select members of Congress, Eleanor Lederer, president of the ASN, said several elements of the tax legislation would negatively impact millions of patients,… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-04
  • Fast and Home-Made for the Holidays
    The hustle and bustle of the holidays is here and the race is on to find the best gift and closest parking spot. It’s no secret that eating on the kidney diet can especially be challenging during the holidays. Choosing the best fast and home-made foods can help you enjoy the holidays. Follow these simple tips to help make eating on the go during the holidays one less thing to worry about. Use Leftovers Turkey and other… ... read more
    Source: Daviat-kidney-diet-tipsPublished on 2017-12-04
  • Diabetic CKD Patients Survive Longer With Metformin
    Diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease starting treatment with metformin have a 36% decreased risk of death compared with those starting on a sulfonylurea, study finds. ... read more
    Source: Renal and Urology NewsPublished on 2017-12-04
  • Study: No difference in survival rates among patients on peritoneal dialysis vs hemodialysis
    No difference in survival rates was found among new patients who choose hemodialysis vs. peritoneal dialysis, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. “The effect of modality on survival does not appear to change over time,” Ben Wong, MD, of the department of community health sciences at the University of Calgary and the department of medicine at Headwaters Health Care Center in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues wrote. The research was conducted at seven… ... read more
    Source: Nephrology NewsPublished on 2017-12-01