Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sharing Experiences is the Best Way to Fight Kidney Disease

By Larry Blustein, Managing Editor, South Florida Sun Times When I decided to write my guest blog post each month, it was with the idea of bringing all of us who are dealing with kidney disease together. I wanted those … Continue reading

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Another Good Reason to Get Moving

By Beth Piraino, MD Are you stuck on the couch most of the time and not exactly motoring down the street when you do finally get up? New research released this week will push you to put some energy in … Continue reading

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If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: Tips For Getting Fit

By Richard Reed If you read my post last week, you’ll know all about my battle with kidney disease. I had been suffering with FSGS for about five years. My weight was 270+ pounds, and to say that I felt … Continue reading

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Creating a Kidney–How Far Away Are We?

By Dr. Stephen Pastan I was amazed to hear news reports last week about the early kidney experiments in the new field of Regenerative Medicine. Researchers at Mass General in Boston were able to use detergents to wash the living … Continue reading

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Second-hand Smoke May Be Harmful to Kidneys

Dr. Alex Chang, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins University Nephrology Fellow Quitting smoking still remains the most important lifestyle modification one can make to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, and live longer. Despite strong public health campaigns to … Continue reading

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My Journey Back to Health

By Richard Reed The Beginning WHAT?!?! This can’t be right. A 10 pound gain in one week? Let me think; had I been eating more than normal? No. Maybe the scale isn’t working correctly. But I had noticed that my … Continue reading

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