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  • Wilms Tumor for Parents

    Wilms tumor is a cancer of the kidneys that usually affects newborns and the very young. Fortunately, most kids with Wilms tumor survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives.

  • Hemodialysis for Teens

    Hemodialysis is the type of kidney dialysis that doctors use most to take over the kidneys' job of filtering the blood. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Renal Tubular Acidosis for Parents

    This kidney problem causes acid levels in the blood to become too high, causing fatigue, muscle weakness, and other kidney problems. The condition is usually treatable.

  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions for Parents

    Recurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, especially in kids under age 6. Here's how to recognize the symptom of UTIs and get help for your child.

  • Nephrotic Syndrome for Parents

    Nephrotic syndrome happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. This can cause weight gain and other symptoms. Most kids eventually outgrow it.

  • Bladder, Kidneys & Urinary Tract for Kids

    Check out this subsection for all the information you need on the bladder, kidneys, and urinary tract.

  • Long-Term Complications of Diabetes for Parents

    Long-term health problems associated with diabetes can affect many areas of the body. So it's important to know about these complications and help prevent them.

  • Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) for Teens

    Hematuria is pretty common, and most of the time it's not serious. Find out what causes blood in the urine and what to do about it.

  • Word! Kidney for Kids

    The kidneys are a pair of organs that filter waste materials out of the blood.

  • Long-Term Complications of Diabetes for Teens

    Thinking about your diabetes a little bit now — and taking some steps to prevent problems — can make things easier down the road.