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Got Questions About Your Kidneys? We Have Answers

Expert advice from nephrologist Mario Corona, M.D.

MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH Chronic kidney disease involves the progressive deterioration in the kidneys’ ability to filter the blood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 percent of adults in the U.S.—around one in seven, or 37 million people—are reported to have chronic kidney disease. Among those 65 and older, the […]

Dr. Mario Corona is a nephrologist in Berkeley, California, and a member of the Wellness Letter editorial board.

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