Approximately 468,000 Americans are on dialysis, according to the National Institutes of Health, and Medicare spending on dialysis accounts for nearly 1 percent of the federal budget.
By Gretchen Frazee
President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation's care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis — along with better prevention so patients don't get…
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
A mysterious, chronic kidney disease is wreaking havoc on farm workers in Central America, particularly those who harvest sugar. Despite the risks, Salvadoran cane cutters continue the grueling work, pushed by economic troubles. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The Indian Health Service said an aggressive campaign to educate and treat diabetes, bolstered by $150 million in annual federal funding, played a large part in the reductions.
By Michael D. Regan
By Fran Kritz, Kaiser Health News
The marketing strategy is intended to address a growing need among Latinos for kidney transplants.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the country's largest public health foundations, announced that it plans to spend $500 million to fight childhood obesity. The foundation's president outlines the program.
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