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Kidney transplants jump under Medicaid expansion

Dive Brief: Medicaid expansion helped more adults receive a preemptive kidney transplant, or a transplant before needing dialysis treatment, which can be grueling and time consuming, according to a new study from researchers at Drexel University published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Transplants increased by 66% in expansion states and 37% in non-expansion states.… Read More »

Study links drinking too much beer and tea to chronic kidney disease

A new study has shown that drinking too much tea or beer can lead to chronic kidney disease. This is the perfect excuse to start your 2019 resolutions of right! Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, examined survey data on drink consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women who all had kidney… Read More »

Woman receives life saving kidney from beauty therapist after posting plea on Facebook

A year ago, Kayleigh Wakeling and Louise Sach had never met. One was a beauty therapist with her own business, the other was facing months, or even years, on a kidney transplant waiting list. But a Facebook post on January 27, 2018, would change both their lives. Determined not to give in to chronic kidney… Read More »