MONDAY, May 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Here’s one more reason to watch your weight: Obesity can increase your odds for serious complications after surgery. Compared with patients of normal weight, those who are obese are at greater risk for developing blood clots, infections and kidney failure after surgery, aContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An approved CBD oil product will, apparently, not be the solution for patients trying to reduce pain after kidney stone treatment, a randomized clinical trial suggests. “Urologists and patients alike are interested in finding effective alternatives to pain management after urinary stone treatment,”Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Kidney disease patients on dialysis are 100 times more likely to contract a dangerous blood infection than people not receiving the treatment — and that risk is borne primarily by Hispanic and Black Americans, U.S. government health officials say. Hispanic patients are 40%Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new ultrasound treatment for kidney stones might provide pain-free relief while the patient is awake, researchers say. Kidney stones are often excruciatingly painful. In most cases, patients are told to just ride it out, sometimes for weeks, in the hope the stoneContinue Reading