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Italian police delivering a donor kidney travels 490 kilometers in two hours from Rome to Padua in a Lamborghini Huracan. His average speed during the trip was 233km/h (145mph). The trip normally takes 6 hours.

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Maine doctor donates his kidney to a former patient

A Maine doctor has fulfilled a life-long dream by donating his kidney to a former patient in Wisconsin. “It’s so personal you know?” said nephrologist and Maine Medical Center Department of medicine chair Dr. Aji Djamali. “For me, it was a transformational experience, from a personal perspective and also a professional perspective.”Over the course of […]

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Strangers become lifelong friends after kidney donation

LARGO — A Sarasota father and University of Pittsburgh grad student have become life-long friends after a kidney transplant surgery at Florida Hospital Largo. Madelyn Czekalski, who is studying to be a physician’s assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, said she actually wanted to donate her kidney but just needed to find the right person to give […]

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A Texas death row inmate is seeking a 30-day reprieve to donate a kidney. An appeals court has issued an execution stay for a different reason

Ramiro Gonzales, 39, who was to be executed Wednesday, had asked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in late June for a 30-day delay of his execution so he could make a kidney donation — a desire his attorneys say stems from his efforts to make amends for the murder that made him a condemned man. The […]

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Local teen needs help with double kidney transplant journey

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Judging by his basketball skills — you’d never know — 15-year-old Devin Smith has been living with kidney failure his entire life. Devin was diagnosed with hydronephrosis shortly after birth. “It’s been hard — I have to do a lot of stuff during the day,” said Devin. As his primary caretaker […]

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Health

Statins: ‘Unexplained’ sign in the muscles could mean kidney damage – ‘Call your doctor’

Rosuvastatin is a statin that stops the liver from making cholesterol. If taken correctly patients should see a drop in cholesterol within four weeks. Like all medication though, there can be side effects. According to the NHS, “serious” side effects of rosuvastatin are “rare” and happen in less than one in 1,000 people. It advises […]

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Ibuprofen side effects: Sign in the ankles indicating a kidney problem – ‘Call a doctor’

In other, more serious cases, black poo or blood in your vomit could be signs of bleeding in your stomach linked to taking the drug. Again, the NHS recommends to stop taking ibuprofen and seeing a doctor straight away in this event. As an “everyday” painkiller, ibuprofen can be taken for a range of aches […]

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Long Island man receives kidney from neighbor

WANTAGH, Long Island (WABC) — Two neighbors share more than just the same neighborhood on Long Island. Joe Boyce, 56, fought kidney disease for years until his kidneys failed. He launched a social media campaign, hoping he could find a match with someone willing to donate one of their kidneys. That person who ended up […]

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Youtube Channel Explores Natural Solutions For Pets With Kidney Issues

Video series chronicles nutritional support for pets with kidney issues There are many natural options out there for pet parents to be an active part of their pet’s ongoing kidney struggle and help them have happy, healthy lives for years and years to come!” — Robert Galarowicz WOOD-RIDGE, NJ, USA, June 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — […]

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Diabetes symptoms: Sign around the eyes that could signal diabetic kidney disease

Type 1 diabetes patients are more likely to develop kidney disease than type 2 patients. “Although diabetic kidney disease is more common in people with type 1 diabetes, there are more people with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease,” Patient Info adds. “This is because type 2 diabetes is much more common than type […]