Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dialysis Patients and Death–A Taboo Subject?

By Beth Piraino, MD People who are chronically ill should be talking to their doctors about their medical prognosis, one would think. And yet a new study released this week shows that many kidney failure patients on hemodialysis are in the … Continue reading

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Kidney Cancer–Top 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD Kidney cancer is when cells of the kidney change into cancerous or abnormal cells.  Kidney cancer comes in two types–renal cell cancer or transitional cell cancer. Renal cell is the most common type. Decades ago, … Continue reading

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To Salt or Not to Salt? A Stubborn Question

The recent New York Times article ‘No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet’ should not make you run to your favorite restaurant to catch a salty meal. Sodium is very necessary for health and is found in … Continue reading

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Traffic Can Be Bad For Your Health

By Dr. Stephen Pastan You may have seen the study that came out this week stating that living near a major roadway can increase the risk of developing kidney problems. Researchers examining stroke patients found that those who lived closer … Continue reading

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Donating a Kidney Hasn’t Slowed Me Down

By Donna Drasher This past Saturday I ran the Healthy Kidney 10K in Central Park in honor of my dad. My dad has Type II diabetes, and over the last 15 years has suffered from numerous health issues, including having … Continue reading

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Learning from Kidney Disease

By Yenny Love Kidney failure has greatly affected my life. Even writing this piece was not easy. It still hurts just thinking about everything my family has experienced in the past few years when my younger brother was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Good News For Kids on Dialysis

By Beth Piraino, MD Kids with kidney failure are better off than most people imagined, according to new research released this week. The study showed that survival rates in children on dialysis have improved over the last two decades, in … Continue reading

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