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Where's The Safety Net? Living Organ Donors Are People, Too

Sigrid Fry-Revere | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Sigrid Fry-Revere

What ever happened to being honest and fair? Yes, people are dying who need organs, but living organ donors are people, too. Recent movements to encourage living organ donation are misdirected. What living organ donors need is a safety net.

Buying Kidneys? Let's Treat Donors with Respect

Joshua Morrison | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Joshua Morrison

Treating organ donation like a market exchange raises troubling questions. This is why pilots need to be carefully designed. But given the death toll, it would be almost criminal not to test every possible ethical solution.

Fighting The Fight (For Chris)

Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D.

When I was at the TED Conference this year in Vancouver, I had a lot of big picture conversations about how best to solve the kidney donor shortage. P...

Prediabetes: Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

There are a number of factors which make a person more likely to develop prediabetes. If you identify with one of these, you should discuss your risk of developing diabetes and kidney disease with your doctor.

Celebrating Kidney Donors on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Donating my left kidney to my husband in 2012 is one of the best things I've ever done in my life. It is incredibly empowering and gratifying to save the life of the man you love and watch him regain his vitality. And being a donor hasn't hindered my life in any way -- it's only enhanced it.

Bernie Sanders Donates Kidney to Hillary Clinton, Saves Her Life

Marty Rudoy | Posted 03.09.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

In an amazing coincidence, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Finland) turned out to be a perfect match when one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's kidneys gave out after a lifetime of sipping champagne while taking huge checks from Wall Street firms.

The Heart-Kidney Connection

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The path to the heart may lead through the kidney. As Valentine's Day comes and goes, we commonly reflect on affairs of the heart. We have known for many years that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have heart disease.

See You In The Music, Natalie Cole

David Munk | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Munk

Natalie Cole often told me that she liked to sing "with a smile in my voice." Not long before she died, she mentioned what she wanted her epitaph to be. She captured herself with impressive economy: "Natalie Cole: the daughter of a king, the mother of a prince, a friend to all."

How A Tinder Date Led To A Lifesaving Kidney Donation

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos While scrolling through Tinder over the summer, this guy swiped right -- very, very right. Rich O’Dea,...

The Need for Organ Donors Is Urgent and Growing

Ellery Payton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Ellery Payton

I was lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant from a member of my congregation. It was truly a lifesaving gift, one that allowed me to be the father my son needed. On behalf of the 101,000 kidney patients waiting for a kidney transplant, thank you for considering the gift of life.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

Dad Of Viral 'Success Kid' Needs A Kidney Transplant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents

Unless you've been avoiding the Internet for the past seven years, you probably recognize "Success Kid" -- the immensely popular meme of baby Sammy Gr...

What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 61,500 people in the United States will learn they have kidney cancer this year, and about 14,000 Americans will die from it. What do you know about this significant disease?

How A Message Written On The Back Of Her Car Led This Woman To Find Her Kidney Donor

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

Christine Royles of South Portland, Maine, was diagnosed with lupus in December 2013, the Portland Press Herald reported, and shortly after learned he...

Members Of Successful 8-Person Organ Exchange Meet, Feel Like One Big Family

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

Sharing really is caring -- just ask the patients involved in this eight-person kidney swap. On Thursday, the donors and recipients of an eight-pat...

How the United States Stacks Up to Other Countries in Chronic Kidney Disease

Elisa Gordon | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

By inspiring international comparisons, World Kidney Day fosters greater knowledge about chronic kidney disease and reveals possible ways we can improve patient health. And that is good news for everyone.

Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters

Elisa Gordon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

Chronic kidney disease -- without the splashy races, ad campaigns, and extensive media coverage -- falls below the public radar. And because of that, a patient may be less likely to ask his or her doctor how to prevent it or even understand how it develops.

Chasing Miracles: A Mom's Fight Against Kidney Disease

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Delekta

Everyone has an unexpected event that will rise up in his or her lives that can feel like hell fire changing the direction of how life had been. It do...

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Doueck

The day arrived, and I lay on the bare operating table, with my eyes closed and my mind at peace. When I opened them three hours later I knew that someone had just received the gift of life. I smiled as I knew that I had just joined the smallest club in America.

Yes, I'm Fat. But Why Is That All Anyone Sees?

Kathleen Brooks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Kathleen Brooks

When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Controversy over a mom's attempt to save her daughter's life -- and the magnetic car sign she's using to do it -- is shining the spotlight on one New...

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

You're Not Going To Believe Who Gave Her A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News

Maybe they weren't a perfect couple, with dreams different enough to cause them to end their engagement eight years ago. But it turns out Daniel Burdi...