December 2012

  • Kidney Disease Progresses Faster In African Americans Than Other Races

    Among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), African Americans experience faster progression of the disease during later stages compared with other races, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

  • Fighting Childhood Obesity Through Social Media

    Social media may be an effective tool to help children overcome obesity, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

  • Scientists Discover Mechanism That Could Reduce Obesity

    Approximately 68 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Cancer Institute, which puts them at greater risk for developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a host of other chronic illnesses.

  • Radio Waves To Kidneys Lower Persistent High Blood Pressure

    Directing short bursts of radio waves at nerves surrounding the kidneys lowered blood pressure for at least six months and up to one year among patients with hypertension that persists regardless of taking multiple medications to control it, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.