Monthly Archives: October 2013

Up Close with NKF’s New Chairman: His Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Greg Scott My son, Steven, was 18 months old when we learned he was afflicted with congenital kidney disease–autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) to be precise. Steven was one of the toughest people I have ever known. From … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease—To Screen or Not to Screen?

A new guideline just issued from the American College of Physicians (ACP) discourages routine testing for kidney disease. If you saw the headlines and were wondering how that fits with the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) recommendations, read carefully and you’ll … Continue reading

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Taking Control of Our Health

By Yenny Love It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration that marks the perfect time to remind our community of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. You may not know this, but Hispanic Americans have a high rate of diabetes, … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease and Seniors

By Dr. Josef Coresh and Dr. Beth Piraino A new study was released last week that shows kidney disease is on the rise among seniors in the United States. Compounding the problem, older individuals with kidney disease are at increased … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 5: Neglecting To Share Your Story

By Risa Simon Are you and your kidney disease hiding in the closet? If so, you’re not alone. I didn’t tell a sole about my condition for years. But then I realized I was doing myself and others a disservice. … Continue reading

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