HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: Kidney Disease, an Underestimated Killer

7 Aug

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While kidney disease does not get as much attention, funding or concern as many other health conditions, it kills 90,000 Americans per year. Even when it is not fatal, the cost of treating end-stage kidney disease through dialysis or a kidney transplant is astronomical, more than fivefold what Medicare pays annually for the average patient over age 65. African Americans are at highest risk for developing kidney disease.
 Read more at:http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/kidney-disease-an-underestimated-killer/

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