These articles focus on the basics of kidney care AND an introduction to people whose stories appear in the book.

Please also explore the information about the amazing medical research related to kidney disease and related conditions in the Epidemics Today blog section.

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...

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...

Introduction

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with a kidney disease. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from kidney ailments, yet a diagnosis can make you feel terribly alone, cut-off from the world and the life you knew...