Monthly Archives: September 2013

Miniature Technology May Soon Lead to Big Advances

Most of us have heard the term “nanotechnology,” but what image do you get when you hear the word? Perhaps you think of a science fiction or horror movie where millions of very tiny little robots rapidly build or disassemble … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 4: Assuming Dialysis Comes First

By Risa Simon Your doctor will help you decide when you need to start treatment for kidney failure. This decision is based on your symptoms, other medical conditions you may have and how much kidney function you have left. Most … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 3: Playing the Waiting Game

By Risa Simon If you’re waiting to get sicker before you get serious about your future, you could be in for a rude awakening. Open your eyes to what someday could be the inevitable. Look at it this way, “It’s … Continue reading

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1 Kidney. 2 Lives. Priceless Results.

By Brandon Mayberry In March of 2011, at the age of 33, I officially became a living kidney donor. Not that anyone ever anticipates donating a kidney, but in my case, I certainly would have never guessed that I’d be … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 2: Forgetting To ASK & TELL

By Risa Simon If you missed the first part in our new series Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make and How to Avoid Them, you can read it here. If you are just showing up for your appointments without a pen … Continue reading

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Time for Your Annual Physical — at the App Store

By Joseph A. Vassalotti, MD Will your phone be replacing your annual physical exam? Last month, the tech world was abuzz with news about an app and smart-phone adaptor that has the potential to perform a basic urine analysis in … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 1: Ignoring Your Numbers

By Risa Simon Everyone makes mistakes. I’ve certainly made my share. I guess the upside of making a mistake is the powerful lesson that follows. Of course, the learning only sinks in when the memory of error lingers longer than … Continue reading

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