February 01, 2007 Archives - Renal and Urology News

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Every Portfolio Needs Foreign Stocks

Domestic stocks have done well recently, but foreign stocks have soared. During the five years ending in October 2006, the average international stock fund returned 15.61% annually, about 8 percentage points ahead of the Standard Poor’s 500-stock index.

Why Smoking Is Associated with ED

Vascular disease may explain the previously established link be-tween smoking and erectile dysfunction (ED), a Finnish study suggests. Additionally, ED may be a silent vascular disease in ex-smokers.

Vitamin E-Coated Filters Fight Anemia

Long-term use of vitamin E-coated polysulfone membrane (VECM) dialysis filters may significantly improve hemoglobin levels and reduce requirements of erythropoietin (EPO), according to an Italian study.

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