Diagnosis & Disease Information

Why Blacks Tend to Get Worse CKD Care

SAN FRANCISCO—African Americans receive worse care for renal disease compared with whites, and the reason may be related, in part, to a lack of trust in the health care system and inadequate appreciation of African Americans’ elevated risk of CKD.

Study: Renal Scarring More Likely in Boys

The most significant risk factors for renal scarring in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are high-grade reflux, age at VUR diagnosis greater than five years, and male gender, according to a report in Nephrology (2008;13:38-42).

How Much Should You Invest Abroad?

With stocks tanking recently in places like India and Brazil, investors may be cautious about investing abroad. But many experts say that this is no time stay at home. In an era when markets are becoming increasingly global, investors should put at least 30% of their equity portfolios in foreign stocks.

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