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....

The Leaky Gut and Altered Microbiome in Chronic Kidney Disease

Publication date:November 2017 Layman's summary: The efforts to reduce high levels of phosphorus and potassium in dialysis patients adversly affects the good microbial bacteria in the GI tract. Published in: Journal of Renal Nutrition Lead author: Wei Ling Lau...

Online Patient and Partner Support Opportunities

Social media provides many opportunities for patent and caregiver support. Here are some options: Dialysis and Kidney Disease Support Kidney Pancreas Transplant Support Dialysis Discussion Uncensored ESRD Transplant and Dialysis Kidney Support: Dialysis, Transplants,...