Beating a Silent Killer

Did you know that kidney disease kills more Americans annually than breast cancer or prostate cancer? Yet, while virtually everyone is aware of breast and prostate cancer, few people think about kidney disease. That’s one reason why it’s called “a silent killer.”...

New Model for Obesity

When I was promoting a childhood obesity initiative 15 years ago, our organization, the non-profit called the Diabetes Resource Center of Santa Barbara County, became the first affiliate of the national organization called America on the Move. The founders were...

More evidence stress affects long term health

Having a stress-related psychiatric condition may increase the risk for autoimmune disease, a new study concludes. Stress is known to cause physiological changes, including changes in immune function, but evidence that links it to specific diseases is limited....

July 11 Book Signing in Santa Barbara

Please join me at Chaucer’s Bookstore on Wed., July 11, at 7 p.m. for an informal reading and book-signing of my book, Surviving Kidney Disease: True Stores of Love, Courage, Hope, and Heroism. Earlier this month, a couple dozen patients, friends, and family members...

Eastside Diabetes Initiative

The Franklin School wellness program has been funded again! Santa Barbara, CA, June 11, 2018: The Eastside Diabetes Initiative is a program dedicated to providing comprehensive awareness about the risks of childhood obesity, type two diabetes, and kidney disease...

Book signing in Monticeto June 9

Santa Barbara, CA—Dr. Michael Fisher, Cottage Hospital’s co-medical director of Acute Dialysis since 1984, will sign copies of his book, Surviving Kidney Disease: True Stories of Love, Courage, Hope, and Heroism, at Tecolote Book Shop, on Saturday, June 9, from 3:00...

Immune response to stress and kidney health

Dr. Fisher’s chapter titled My Odyssey of Stress and How I Ended It describe his observations on how stress impacted him.  Dr. Harris’ Ted Talk has over a million views and provides research that supports this concept. CDC research correlates stressful events with...

Mom started yoga at 89…

By the way, because my mom has read and reread your glowing descriptions of how yoga has supported you through challenging times, she has taken up yoga at the age of 89!  I'm part of a teaching team that teaches accessible yoga to people with different abilities. It's...

Immune system research and clinical trials

Throughout this book I’ve summoned fifty years of medical experience to advance the notion that unabated stress alters our body functions and makes development of life-threatening, chronic disease more likely. I’ve drawn attention to the science of...