Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obesity: From Cosmetic to Clinical

By Beth Piraino, MD It’s official: obesity is now a recognized disease, as declared earlier this week by the American Medical Association (AMA). Since more than 78 million American adults and 12 million children are considered obese, this decision has … Continue reading

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What Is It and How Did I Get It? Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease Experiences

By Gail Rae-Garwood According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are 22 early signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD). I never experienced any of them, not even one. So how did I discover that my kidney function was … Continue reading

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My Family’s Brush with Kidney Disease: Perseverance and Brotherly Love

By Yenny Love Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is literally life changing, and in my brother Anthony’s case, it was life-threatening.  CKD doesn’t happen all of a sudden. It’s a silent disease that slowly damages your kidneys and weakens your body. … Continue reading

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