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Picture of Arsenic in the periodic table

Arsenic and Kidney Health

You might be surprised to learn that arsenic is micromineral naturally found in our food and in the soil. However, in higher amounts arsenic is a toxic heavy metal. Even though arsenic poisoning is lethal, it’s important to realize that lower level chronic exposure to arsenic can negatively impact kidney health. By Majd Isreb, MD,…

Pharmacogenomics: Advances in Individualized Kidney Treatment

Pharmacogenomics: Advances in Individualized Treatment in Kidney Disease

By Lara Zakaria, RPh MS CNS CDN IFMCP According to a report by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2.2 million adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occur in the US annually. On the other hand, the healthcare cost and morbidity associated with ineffective medication causes unnecessary burden as well as of patient confidence in treatment. Clinicians…