Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease

A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. The ...

Cardiology

Should older people without cardiovascular disease take statins?

While many Americans take statins to protect their heart health, a JAMA Viewpoint article published today by a nationally recognized geriatrics researcher from UMass Medical School and two Kaiser Permanente cardiovascular ...

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