Ask the Doctor
Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
By Janelle Gonyea, RD, LD
The holiday season is almost upon us and with it comes a whole host of temptations. From family dinners to holiday parties, treats are everywhere, making it very hard not to indulge. Start your menu planning now to ensure that healthy options are available throughout the season. More.
By Jack Fassnacht
Expressing thanks to your donor family can be difficult. What can you say to show your gratitude for the gift of life? We hope Jack's words inspire other transplant recipients to write a thank you note to their donor family. It's never too late! More.
By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FASN
The flu season is upon us and it's important that transplant patients get the flu vaccine. If you are a new transplant recipient, within the first 6 months, it is advisable to check with your transplant coordinator to make sure your transplant team allows the shot. More.
By Joshua Goldberg
Joshua Goldberg reflects on what he's learned from watching a parent suffer from kidney failure. His life lessons will inspire us all to appreciate the blessings in our own lives. More.
By Maureen King Goldberg
As the holiday season approaches, a two time transplant recipient expresses her joy and gratitude at the fulfilling life she leads--thanks to the Gift of Life she received from her generous donors. More.
On September 13-14, 2011, patient advocates from across the U.S. participated in the National Kidney Foundation's annual fly-in to Capitol Hill to discuss newly introduced legislation supporting immunosuppressant drug coverage and today's challenges facing chronic kidney disease patients. More.
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