Category: Kidney Disease

Dietary Sodium and Health: More Than Just Blood Pressure

Sodium is essential for cellular homeostasis and physiological function. Excess dietary sodium has been linked to elevations in blood pressure (BP). The mechanisms underlying sodium-induced increases in BP are not completely understood but may involve alterations in renal function, fluid volume, fluid-regulatory hormones, the vasculature, cardiac function, and the autonomic nervous system. Recent pre-clinical and […]

Wilmington’s World Kidney Day Connects Community to Kidney Disease Screening Education and Research

Partners in Research, a community engagement effort spearheaded by the Value Institute, helped organize a local World Kidney Day event in Wilmington that offered community members free health screenings and education about kidney disease. The focus of this year’s event, hosted March 9 by Henrietta Johnson Medical Center in Wilmington, was the effect of obesity […]