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What You Should Know About Fighting Kidney Disease

(Family Features) When people are unexpectedly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), their lives can be turned upside down. CKD, which is the gradual loss of kidney function, strikes Americans at a faster rate than any other non-contagious disease. When diagnosed early, kidney disease can often be treated so that it does not worsen into kidney failure. However, with no…

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FDA Approves Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

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Approval is First to Cover Many Causes of Disease The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Farxiga (dapagliflozin) oral tablets to reduce the risk of kidney function decline, kidney failure, cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with chronic kidney disease who are at risk of disease progression. “Chronic kidney disease is an important public health issue, and…

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