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 Rebecca Hays, MSW
When a family member gets a transplant, the whole family is affected. Some children are outspoken and ask lots of questions, while others may be quieter or afraid of the answers. Click here for some tips about opening up the lines of communication between parents and children of all ages.
By Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD
Do you find yourself forgetting to take a dose of your immunosuppressive or other medications? Most transplant patients are taking between 5 and 15 medications daily, with doses due one to four times. Unfortunately, missed doses or forgotten medications can lead to serious problems in transplant patients. Read on to learn why it's so important to remember to take all your medications.
By Lara E. Tushla, LCSW
Everyone talks about the success rates of kidney transplants. Rarely do we talk about what happens when they fail. Discover helpful ways to deal with the disappointment related to a failed kidney transplant here.
By Amy Shwab
January 4th 1983 is a special day in my husband Rick's life. It is the day he received a kidney from his younger sister, Beth. Now, 26 years later, Rick is living a healthy, happy life. Read Rick's inspiring story here.
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