Your Bone Health Starts Here.The Importance of Vitamin D
By Jay Eidem, PharmD
Winter is upon us here in the northern hemisphere. The winter months not only usher in brisk weather—they also mark the beginning of a lesser known season, a vitamin D winter. Vitamin D is necessary for creating and maintaining bone health and regulating calcium levels in the blood. It is important to maintain vitamin D in our diets to prevent bone loss and risk of broken bones.
Read on to discover the other benefits associated with Vitamin D.
Q & A: How to Relieve Medication Side Effects After Transplantation
By Shirley Schlessinger, MD
Transplant patients often have many questions regarding their medications and possible side effects. Fortunately, with a few adjustments most common side-effects can be easily managed.
Click here to read questions and answers on dealing with common medication side effects with Dr. Shirley Schlessinger.
Vanessa and Beverly: A Living Donor Story
By Beverly Shreve, MSW, and Vanessa A. Underwood
When Vanessa Underwood needed a third kidney transplant, her long-time friend Beverly Shreve gave her the ultimate gift.
Read their inspirational story here.
How's my (Living) Donor?
By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP FASN
Donating an organ is a huge, life-altering decision. It is important to know as much as possible about the physical and psychological aspects of donating a kidney to another individual.
Read on to learn more about this very special act of altruism.
Compiled by Jim Warren
Stay up-to-date with the major headlines! Read Jim Warren’s compilation of the latest news in the transplant world here.
The Road of Detours: Bariatric Surgery
By Nancee Vander Pluym, MS, RD and Kay Atkins, MS, RD
Meet Bonnie, a kidney disease patient who needed to lose weight to even qualify for a transplant. Read her amazing journey through bariatric surgery and a kidney transplant—to live an active, healthy life.
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