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Populations at Risk

Certain U.S. populations -- African-Americans, American Indians, etc. -- are at higher risk of several serious health issues, including diabetes, prostate cancer and kidney failure. Read more about these populations at risk.


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Normal Kidney Function
Your two kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist, located just below the rib cage on either side of the spine.
Kidney Disease Overview
Though there are many types of kidney disease, they can roughly be divided into congenital (present at birth), inherited and aquired.

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Additional Resources
Resources for information about kidney-related diseases and disorders.


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