Kidney Disease

The chemistry of salt in the kitchen

When we say "salt", we usually mean the stuff we sprinkle on our chips, which is sodium chloride (NaCl). But, technically speaking, this is just one example of a salt.

May 06, 2016
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No statins before heart surgery, study suggests

(HealthDay)—Taking cholesterol-lowering statins right before heart surgery, once touted as a way to prevent common postoperative complications, has no benefit and may even cause harm, a new study suggests.

May 05, 2016
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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Doctors swamped by 'e-medicine' demands

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