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September 15, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Some minority populations are at increased risk – Black Americans are 3 times more likely and Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans. Dr. J.…

August 4, 2016

The George Washington University (GW) Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center has launched a kidney health education campaign in the Washington, D.C. area, which has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the U.S. Advertisements encouraging residents to check their kidney health have started to…

March 16, 2016

The key to fighting the disease is ensuring that those who are at greatest risk — people who have diabetes or hypertension, a family history of kidney disease, and are 60 years of age or older — get screened annually. Although kidney disease typically has no symptoms in its early stages, it can…

January 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. has a high concentration of kidney disease, centered in northeast and southeast D.C., Prince George’s County, and southern Maryland, explained J. Keith Melancon, M.D., chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, director of the GW Hospital Transplant Institute, and professor of…