Synthetic Marijuana Hard on Kidneys

Synthetic marijuana, (synthetic cannabinoids dissolved in solvents and applied to plant material) when smoked can produce a more intense high than the real thing. However, they also can result in acute kidney injury, requiring hemodialysis and hospitalization. These popular drugs of abuse are sold under various labels such as "herbal incense" with names like Spice…

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Is it Safe to Donate a Kidney?

Every year, more than 6000 individuals in the USA undergo a live kidney donation on behalf of someone who needs a kidney transplant. Most of us are born with two kidneys, and we can choose to donate one if necessary. But is it it safe to do this, and if you donate one kidney will…

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