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...

Franklin School Childhood Wellness Initiative

Updated information Before I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013, I started an obesity prevention non-profit at Franklin School in Santa Barbara. Franklin has 99% Latino students many of whom are already over weight or obese on entry into kindergarten. As part of...

Silicon Isn’t Just for Computers. It Can Make a Good Kidney, Too

Layman's summary: Now, after more than 20 years of work, one team of doctors and researchers is close to offering patients an implantable artificial kidney, a bionic device that uses the same technology that makes the chips that power your laptop and smartphone....