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Racial Disparity Seen in Healthcare Among Blacks With CK

Several factors have been associated with racial disparities among Black patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including limited access to high-quality healthcare, lower socioeconomic status, exposure to environmental...

Comprehensive Symptom Assessment Needed Early With CKD

Symptoms are related to HRQOL in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Harith Eranga Yapa, PhD, and colleagues tested whether the revised Wilson and Cleary...

Eating Nuts Tied to Lower CKD Prevalence

Nut consumption is associated with a significantly lower prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and lower all cause mortality with or without CKD, according to a study published in the American Journal of Nephrology....

What’s With HMOs’ Statin Therapy Obsession?

I’ve noticed a big push from HMO insurance companies for starting patients on statins. Basically, every patient with diabetes should be on this medication despite their lipid levels or other qualifying conditions, at least in...

The One-Step Program to Success in Medicine

We have all heard the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Thinking about these quotes, I find them applicable to the...

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