Tag Archives: hypertension

Love in the Time of Transplant

By Jewel Edwards-Ashman I got the news that my kidneys were failing in November 2012, just before Thanksgiving.  Up until that point, life had been going pretty well.  In fact, it had been pretty awesome.  My boyfriend of about seven … Continue reading

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Know Your Options

By Beth Piraino, MD I met a 26 year old woman recently who was referred by a friend of the family for a second opinion. I seem to get a lot of new patients in this way.  She was found … 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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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 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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State Legislator Urges You to Speak Up. Your Health May Depend On It.

As a member of the Maryland State Legislature, Delegate Frank Turner has learned to become a better listener and to ask lots of questions. It was this training that inspired him to use his skills on the personal front and … Continue reading

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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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