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How Are Your Kidneys? March Is National Kidney Month. by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 2:38pm Did you see the letter today in the Dear Abby newspaper column? What’s a newspaper? Ok, for those of you who only get your news online you can see Dear Abby at this link . In today’s Dear Abby column, a woman wrote in to report that she was diagnosed with kidney problems but has them under control and is feeling great. Last year about t ... Read on »
Amazing Kidneys - Happy World Kidney Day! by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Happy World Kidney Day, there are lots of events going on up and down the country - what are you doing today to promote better kidney care ? And what are your plans to deliever better kidney care tomorrow and the day after ? Every little bit we each do has the potential for a massive impact on the experience and outcomes for people with Kidn ... Read on »
Solve Your Kidney Problems: Improve Kidney Disease by Losing Weight by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 12 Jan 2014 2:35pm Current and past research has shown that being overweight can put you at a higher risk for kidney problems. And if you are already suffering from kidney problems, losing weight can improve your kidney functions . The study below highlights the positives of losing weight if you have or are at risk for ... Read on »
Kidney Pain with Kidney Cyst by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Wed 29 Jan 2014 9:12am Kidney pain is common in kidney cyst patients, affecting about 6 in 10 people who have been diagnosed with the disease. Pain can lead to anxiety, depression and insomnia. Also, it will have an influence on people’s family life badly.  Read on »
Kidney transplant ultasound - a portrait of my new kidney! by golightly Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Jan 2009 3:19am I had an ultrasound the other day to make sure everything was well in the world of Kasper after the stent removal. And here is the world's first photo of ol' Kasper himself. The bean type thing at the top is the kidney but as my boyfriend pointed out it looks more like Mary holding Baby Jesus if you look at it side on...bizarre. Even more bi ... Read on »
Yes we can ... tackle acute kidney injury as well as chronic kidney disease by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) had been the poor relation in the first 5 years of the Renal NSF. I can't count the times I have said CKD is common, harmful and treatable over the last few years - well AKI which is a sudden acute deterioration in kidney function is also common, harmful and treatable. Globally AKI is lagging behind Chronic Kidney Dise ... Read on »
Transplanting kidneys from people who had kidney failure by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:02pm Kidneys recovered from deceased donors with acute kidney failure appear to work just as well as kidneys transplanted from deceased donors who do not develop kidney problems prior to organ donation, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: "There is a critical shortage of donor organs and we are c ... Read on »
National Kidney Foundation — “End Kidney Shortage By 2019″March 10, 2009 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm The month of March is National Kidney Month and March 12, 2009 is World Kidney Day.   These dates are significant because they mark the beginning of a commitment by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to “ End the Wait” for a kidney transplant in the United States in the next decade.   This effort needs and deserves your support.   Thousands o ... Read on »
Billy the Kidney Demonstrates Important Principles of Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am Last July, for my Dad's 65th Birthday, I managed to somehow convince the Indiana branch of the National Kidney Foundation to loan me their "Billy the Kidney" mascot costume. While it was in my possession, I figured why not get a little creative and use Billy to help illustrate some important manifestations of kidney disease and/or physiology. ... Read on »
Got a Kidney Problem? Take These Kidney Tests by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 6:08pm < p>If you’ve been having problems lately  with mysterious pain and soreness in your back, think about talking to your doctor about having some kidney tests done There are a number of diseases and disorders that can cause a kidney problem . Some come on “out of the blue,” as the saying goes, and they quickly escalate into extr ... Read on »