Dr. Mary T. McNeer, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • nephrology

Location:

  • Nephrology Specialists PC
  • 5320 Patterson Ave
  • Richmond, VA
  • 804-285-3384
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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 5,700 kidney failure patients on dialysis who were followed for a median ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The NephroCheck test, designed to predict the risk of sudden kidney injury within 12 hours, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Current tests can only determine whether critically ill people already have an acute kidney inj...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new tool appears to accurately predict whether someone who's had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report.

    They said the tool could help patients and their doctors decide whether preventive steps are needed.

    <...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study suggests.

    A donor's average estimated cost of making a live kidney donation is $5,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have donated a kidney may have difficulty getting or changing life and health insurance coverage, a new study finds.

    That could reduce the number of people willing to make live kidney donations, researchers...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Add another possible woe to the growing list of consequences of climate change: Kidney stones.

    A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say.

    Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young black adult dialysis patients who live in poor neighborhoods are much more likely to die than their white counterparts, according to a new study.

    This racial difference was much less pronounced in wealthier neighbo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new test that helps doctors identify the cause of a specific type of kidney disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) damages blood vessels in the kidneys that help filter the blood. S...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer risk for kidney transplant recipients may vary depending on the type of kidney disease they have, a new study finds.

    Patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic disorder, may be less likely to develop cancer than those with ot...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite short-term risks, kidney transplant patients are less likely to die prematurely than kidney failure patients receiving the most advanced dialysis treatments, new research suggests.

    Canadian scientists found that patients receiving donor k...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Italian researchers have successfully used a small kidney dialysis machine they invented to treat newborns with kidney failure.

    "We have developed a machine for neonates [newborns] who were not treatable before," said lead researcher Dr. Claudio ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air bags and seat belts help protect the kidneys from damage during car accidents, new research shows.

    "Motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of serious personal injuries, including high-grade renal [kidney] trauma," Dr. Jack McAninch, a pro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney patients may make real strides against death or disability by routinely walking, a new study shows.

    Reporting online May 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Taiwanese researchers found that regular wa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins won't help people with kidney disease avoid dialysis, but the drugs do lower cholesterol in this group, researchers have found.

    "Statins had no effect -- neither good nor bad -- on kidney funct...Full Article