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  • What is the cause of kidney stones?

  • July 16, 2019
  • Kidney stones, which are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys and affect the urinary tract, have no single cause.
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  • What are the signs of kidney failure?

  • July 8, 2019
  • Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys can no longer perform their primary function, which is to filter waste, water and salt from the body. When the...More »
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  • What is nephrotic syndrome?

  • July 1, 2019
  • Nephrotic syndrome is not considered one specific kidney disease but, rather, is a disorder that occurs when another kidney disease — or a systemic...More »
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  • Can dialysis be temporary?

  • June 28, 2019
  • Dialysis is a treatment for when the kidneys stop working as they should. It filters waste, water and salt to prevent them from building up in the body,...More »
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  • What is a cyst?

  • May 14, 2017
  • A cyst is a closed sac with a defined membrane and division on the nearby tissue. Cysts may contain fluid, air or semisolid material.
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  • What is a radiologist?

  • May 13, 2017
  • A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis of disease and injury by interpreting medical imaging, such as computed tomography,...More »
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  • What is a hematologist?

  • May 6, 2017
  • A hematologist is a specialist in hematology, the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. The medical aspect of...More »
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  • What is HPV?

  • May 5, 2017
  • Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection affecting both males and females and is the cause of nearly all cases...More »