Welcome to our second Q & A session with Dr. Yu! You’ll notice that we’ve added a cool new glossary feature to this blog. Mouse over any underlined medical term here (and throughout the website) and you’ll see a pop-up with the definition. By the way, this thought-provoking question comes to us from one of … Continue reading Q & A: What Are The Main Obstacles to a Cure for Kidney Disease?
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER This was meant to be a quick entry to share the trends – some alarming, some inspiring – I’ve been noticing lately. Somehow it grew. First of all, kidney disease is a worldwide problem. It’s getting a lot of press these days, particularly in Australia, where the number of people … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, August 20, 2010
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER This is the diary entry I didn’t want to write because I have to tell you that my Uncle Bob passed away a few weeks ago. I have been thinking about this a lot, trying to figure out how to start this blog, how to include all the things I … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, August 10, 2010
Welcome to the first of our Q & A sessions with Alan S. L. Yu, M.D. Dr. Yu is a practicing nephrologist as well as a former professor and scientist at USC Keck School of Medicine. He is now at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Q: So we decided to start … Continue reading Q & A: Why Do We Have Two Kidneys?
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER At a party some Sundays ago, a man I’d just met said to me, “You must love kidneys.” No, I wasn’t slurping them up with fava beans and a nice Chianti. (I’m a vegetarian, for the record.) He was referring to my work – the hours I divide between UKRO … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, June 23, 2010
From Johns Hopkins Medicine April 15, 2010 A new study shows that up to 8 million Americans who don’t know they have hypertension may also have undiagnosed kidney disease. This is why it’s so important to visit your doctor and have your blood pressure checked! Millions with Silent Hypertension May Have Kidney Disease, Too!