SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 Kidney Donors and Kidney Disease patients and their families may join this team. I am hoping to increase awareness of Kidney Disease and the need of taking care of Kidney Health SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 Take A Lifesaving Step- kidney walk info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416061 <link>donate.kidney.org/site/PageNavigator<BR>/kidney_walk_splash.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:34:07 EST For kidney health steer clear of these 5 foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416015 <link>www.kidney.org/content/kidney-health<BR>-steer-clear-these-5-foods </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:30:59 EST High and Low potassium food list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281533 <link>www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx<BR>?id=4294967541 </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:42:55 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281516 <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:41:09 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281506 High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:39:58 EST A delicate balance of potassium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281496 <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2004/06/22/health/pe<BR>rsonal-health-preserving-a-delicate-ba<BR>lance-of-potassium.html </link> <BR> <BR> first submitted by Claire Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:38:38 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x59074726 My name is Lisa and I've been using the SparkPeople website and smartphone app since February of this year. I originally joined several years ago, but hadn't used it regularly. In February I was diagnosed with an autoimmune kidney disease with no symptoms and no family history of kidney disease. I am lucky in that my kidneys are fairly stable right now, and I have no food restrictions other than no cheese, bacon, sausage, or prosciutto. I also restrict my sodium to 2000 mg or less each day. M... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:26:56 EST Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068605 Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for transplant recipients <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/summer14/10-Tips-for-Transpl<BR>ant-Recipients.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:52:43 EST Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068528 Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/opinion/i<BR>nside-the-world-of-kidney-trafficking.<BR>html?_r=1 </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:43:32 EST Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068512 Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease, stroke <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/kidn<BR>ey-stones-coronary.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:42:17 EST Keep Your Veggies Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068491 <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:38:33 EST Recipe: CHICKEN FAJITAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068482 <link>https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org/ee/re<BR>cipes/23165 </link> <BR> I cannot seem to get the link to work... <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder <BR> 6 tablespoon Mexican (Cheese, Blend, Reduced Fat) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder <BR> 10 strips Green Bell Pepper, Raw <BR> 1 tsp, ground Black Pepper <BR> 1/2 medium Onion <BR> 2 breast, bone and skin removed Chicken Breast (Meat Only, Raw) <BR> 6 tortilla Tortilla - Corn <BR> COOKING INSTRUCTIONS <BR> 1) Cook chicken un... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:37:12 EST 7 Kidney–Friendly Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068460 Most natural foods provide nutritional benefits, but some are considered superfoods. While there is no scientific definition of the term “superfood,” most consider it to be a food that has an unusually high amount of antioxidants, vitamins or other nutrients. Here are 7 kidney-friendly* superfoods that pack a nutritional punch for overall health: <BR> <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/septembe<BR>r14/7_Kidney_Friendly_Superfoods.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:35:30 EST September Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013386 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> Track your sleep hours Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:39 EST September Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013380 <em>353</em> <em>416</em> <em>309</em> <BR> Track your fitness <BR> <em>324</em> <em>318</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:01 EST September Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013372 <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>287</em> <BR> Track your beverage here <BR> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:02:06 EST September Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013361 <em>465</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:01:12 EST September chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013350 <em>465</em> <em>294</em> <em>217</em> <em>284</em> <BR> Heading into fall weather here... <BR> Start a chat, update the team, share your news... <BR> <em>291</em> <em>287</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:00:25 EST RPVitamin D and outcomes in chronic kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58857152 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:01:48 EST Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744056 <BR> Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer <BR> <BR> <link>www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/0<BR>8/04/health/spotlighting-a-rare-and-of<BR>ten-silent-form-of-kidney-cancer/ </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:58:29 EST Sign up for Kidney News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744048 Sign up for Kidney News to be delivered to your email <BR> <BR> <link>onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?m<BR>=15191&l=1 </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:57:39 EST Info on antibiotics and ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744003 Info on antibiotics and ckd: <BR> <BR> The Patient With Renal Insufficiency <BR> There are specific adverse antibiotic events associated with renal insufficiency. <BR> <link>www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410873_<BR>6 </link> <BR> <BR> Meds to avoid/or take with ckd <BR> <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/patiented/Ch<BR>ronic%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Medic<BR>ines.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> and not least: <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealth<BR>library/CKD/CKD%20Education%20Book.pdf </... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:51:30 EST an inspiring story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58728243 <BR> <BR> You have to log into yahoo to see this story... I did not know that when I posted it. Sorry! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/health/a-mom-o<BR>f-two-with-kidney-disease-and-the-nfls<BR>-most-91951281112.html </link> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:55:40 EST August Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702559 <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>216</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Fitness time here or activity Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:34:11 EST August Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702553 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> share your sleep hours here Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:34 EST August Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702546 <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> Share your beverage intake here <BR> <BR> <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:00 EST August Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702537 <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>33</em> <em>551</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:53 EST August chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702519 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> <BR> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:30:11 EST Finding new ways to control phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405019 Dr. Christov’s NKF-funded research initiative to discover alternative ways to remove phosphorus from the body <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/DrChris<BR>tov_Control_Phosphorus.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:29:21 EST Recipe Birthday Popcorn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405002 <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/birthday_popcorn.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:28:10 EST The National Kidney Foundation - Overview http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404988 The National Kidney Foundation - Overview <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7M<BR>-R2g55g </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:27:11 EST More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404974 <BR> More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis Patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/More<BR>-Palliative-Care-Options-Needed.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:26:24 EST 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404935 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/july14/7<BR>_Best_and_Worst_Condiments_for_Health.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:24:13 EST July Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389431 <em>91</em> <em>181</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:47:14 EST July Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389412 <em>237</em> <em>502</em> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> <em>549</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:46:19 EST July Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389401 <em>102</em> <em>141</em> <em>31</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:36 EST July Love Your Kidneys Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389381 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>141</em> <em>237</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:44:34 EST July chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389371 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy July! <BR> Summer time here... <BR> <BR> What are your goals or plans for July? <BR> Chat... update the team, or just stop by to say <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> FYI: I am on a spark break for July... will be checking in though... <BR> Take care of you and <em>129</em> your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>502</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:43:32 EST RP: For kidney disease patients, staying active... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x58325788 Cleaning out my saved messages I found this message from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and my friend Maury... (passed away a few years ago...miss him very much!) He provided me with great info for our team <BR> <BR> For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> 10/13/2009 <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the A... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:57:51 EST Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58325110 <BR> Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-<BR>benefits-10/slideshow-sleep-tips?ecd=w<BR>nl_cbp_112813&ctr=wnl-cbp-112813_ld-st<BR>ry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1im<BR>bCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:18:58 EST Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so kidney friendly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58324650 Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so friendly - see the article here <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/education/article.cfm<BR>?educationMainFolder=diet-and-nutritio<BR>n&category=lifestyle&articleTitle=kidn<BR>ey-friendly-candy-for-dialysis-patient<BR>s&articleID=5341&utm_source=SilverpopM<BR>ailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=D<BR>aVita%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Dialy<BR>sis%20Digest%20-%20October%202013%20(1<BR>)%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID<BR>=18032189&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:11:42 EST Traveling while on Dialysis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58324626 Traveling while on Dialysis - see info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/services/subNavLandin<BR>g.cfm?folderID=745&servicesMainFolder=<BR>travel-support&category=travel-tips-an<BR>d-articles&utm_source=SilverpopMailing<BR>&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DaVita%<BR>20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Dialysis%20<BR>Digest%20-%20June%202014%20(1)%20remai<BR>nder&utm_content=&spMailingID=21011314<BR>&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&spJobID=34<BR>0978941&spReportId=MzQwOTc4OTQxS0 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:07:59 EST NKF Annual Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58322048 National Kidney Foundation Annual Report <BR> <BR> <link>kidney.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zMzc<BR>4NTcyJnA9MSZ1PTc4MTMzODI1OSZsaT0xOTQyN<BR>zY4NA/index.html </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:58:23 EST African Americans and Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58322024 African Americans and Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. Get started below. <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <link>www.kid... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:56:56 EST RP:NKF Dr. Alex Chang: phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58280208 NKF Research Spotlight: <BR> Dr. Alex Chang studies the effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/NKF_Research_Spotlight.cfm </link> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:05:48 EST RP:High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58280183 High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid <BR> For "normal" people most of these foods are very good for you, for those of us with kidney disease not so much. For those of us with Kidney disease we need to stay on top of our food choices. <BR> <BR> Beverages <BR> ale <BR> beer <BR> chocolate drinks <BR> cocoa <BR> drinks made with milk <BR> canned iced teas <BR> dark colas <BR> <BR> Dairy Products <BR> cheese <BR> cottage cheese <BR> custard <BR> ice cream <BR> milk <BR> ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:03:42 EST Link for Kidney Living.. dialysis patient info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58272006 Kidney Living is the National Kidney Foundation's FREE magazine for dialysis patients! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneyliving<BR>/index.cfm </link> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:21:10 EST Proposed Food Label Changes May Help Kidney Patien http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58271997 Proposed Food Label Changes May Help Kidney Patients Make Better Choices, but More is Needed <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2014/06/11<BR>/proposed-food-label-changes-may-help-<BR>kidney-patients-make-better-choices-bu<BR>t-more-is-needed/ </link> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:19:02 EST link to survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58130955 <BR> I have tried two different ways to upload the link... it must only work through the email... sorry team! There may be a link in the National Kidney Foundation website... <link>www.kidney.org </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:02:00 EST Working to Stop Rejection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128942 Working to Stop Rejection <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/w<BR>orking_to_stop_rejection.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:53:17 EST Dietary Fats – What’s the Skinny? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128933 Dietary Fats – What’s the Skinny? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/d<BR>ietary_fats-whats_the_Skinny.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:52:26 EST 3 Surprising Ways Low Kidney Function Signals Dang http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128923 3 Surprising Ways Low Kidney Function Signals Danger <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/3<BR>ways_low_kidney_function_signals_dange<BR>r.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:51:00 EST Average Daily Organ Placement On The Rise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58070671 Average Daily Organ Placement On The Rise <BR> <BR> <link>www.unos.org/about/index.php?topic=n<BR>ewsroom&article_id=2857 </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:23:30 EST UNOS researchers contribute to study of likely... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58070667 <BR> UNOS researchers contribute to study of likely improvements to kidney transplant outcomes <BR> <BR> <link>www.unos.org/about/index.php?topic=n<BR>ewsroom&article_id=2859 </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:22:46 EST June Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065314 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:11:32 EST June Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065304 <em>194</em> <em>482</em> <em>297</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:53 EST June Fitness forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065294 <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>217</em> <em>549</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:17 EST June Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58065286 <em>298</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:09:28 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58065278 <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>67</em> <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> What are your summer goals? <BR> Are you taking a vacation? <BR> Update, share some news or just chat... <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>60</em> <em>131</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:08:35 EST Davita dietary helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58017308 <link>www.davita.com/diethelper/?utm_sourc<BR>e=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_campaign=DaVita%20Kidney%20Disease%2<BR>0and%20Dialysis%20Digest%20-%20May%202<BR>014%20(1)%20remainder&utm_content=&spM<BR>ailingID=20819692&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ<BR>0NjYS1&spJobID=321174854&spReportId=MzIxMTc0ODU0S0 </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:40:25 EST Diet Advice for Kidney Stone sufferers is best ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017267 Diet Advice for Kidney Stone sufferers is best when brief, new research shows <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/diet<BR>-advice-for-kidney-stone.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:36:50 EST Answers to Your Health Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017251 <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/SpringSummer2014/KH_Ask-the-doc<BR>tor.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:35:19 EST How Well Do You Know Your H2O? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017243 How Well Do You Know Your H2O? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/SpringSummer2014/KH_KnowH2O.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:34:36 EST Help with Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57834172 Does anyone have any "normal" type recipes for food here they would share? That is my main problem, finding something that is appealing to eat and not odd or something I would never make. I just need casseroles or salads, etc. Not fancy stuff or odd ingredients. Thanks. Sun, 11 May 2014 09:05:01 EST stocking a healthy kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728079 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi<BR>H4/stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:26:02 EST The Cranberry Kidney Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728065 Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter /fallwinter2013/KH_Cranberry-Kidney-Co nnection.cfm </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:25:28 EST Avoid Raspberries with untreated Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728047 Raspberries are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating raspberries. Laboratory studies have shown that oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:24:11 EST By limiting dairy–based foods you protect ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728004 By limiting dairy–based foods you protect your bones and blood vessels. <BR> <BR> Milk/Yogurt/Cheese <BR> <BR> Limit your intake of milk, yogurt, and cheese to ½-cup milk or½-cup yogurt or 1-ounce cheese per day. Most dairy foods are very high in phosphorus. <BR> <BR> The phosphorus content is the same for all types of milk – skim, low fat, and whole! If you do eat any high-phosphorus foods, take a phosphate binder with that meal. <BR> Dairy foods “low” in phosphorus: <BR> •Butter and tub ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:20:50 EST Vegetabl s/Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727995 Vegetables/Salads <BR> <BR> All vegetables have some potassium, but certain vegetables have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium intake protects your heart. <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low-potassium vegetables each day. One serving = ½-cup. <BR> Choose : <BR> •Broccoli <BR> •Cabbage <BR> •Carrots <BR> •Cauliflower <BR> •Celery <BR> •Cucumber <BR> •Eggplant <BR> •Garlic <BR> •Green and Wax beans (“string beans”) <BR> •Lettuce-all types (1 cup) ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:20:06 EST RP: High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727971 High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid <BR> <BR> For "normal" people most of these foods are very good for you, for those of us with kidney disease not so much. For those of us with Kidney disease we need to stay on top of our food choices. <BR> <BR> Beverages <BR> ale <BR> beer <BR> chocolate drinks <BR> cocoa <BR> drinks made with milk <BR> canned iced teas <BR> dark colas <BR> <BR> Dairy Products <BR> cheese <BR> cottage cheese <BR> custard <BR> ice cream <BR> milk <BR> puddin... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:18:24 EST NKF cares: Patient Information Center info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727935 NKF cares: Patient Information Center info <BR> Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and caregivers. Speak with a trained professional who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We speak Spanish, too (Hablamos Español). NKF Cares is available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time. <BR> <BR> Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:16:21 EST Study suggests a little wine may be good for ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727887 Study suggests a little wine may be good for your kidneys <BR> <BR> Las Vegas, NV- Moderate wine consumption could help keep the kidneys healthy, and may protect the heart in patients who already have kidney disease, according to new findings presented here at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/stud<BR>y-wine.cfm </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:13:35 EST Are migraines and hypertension linked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727855 <BR> See the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>03/24/migraines-and-hypertension-is-th<BR>ere-a-link/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:11:29 EST Not All Fruits Are Created Equal: 5 Tips For Healt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727821 Not All Fruits Are Created Equal: 5 Tips For Health <BR> How many times have you been told to eat more fruits and vegetables? According to the USDA, the average person should eat approximately 1.5-2 cups of fruits per day. Fruits are an important source of fiber and antioxidants and have been shown to reduce risk of cancers and other chronic diseases. However, it is important to keep in mind that all fruits are NOT created equal! <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:08:54 EST May Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707389 Track your beverage intake <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:07:12 EST May Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707372 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Track sleep Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:06:17 EST May Fitness tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707355 <em>237</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>357</em> <em>364</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> track your fitness Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:05:16 EST May Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57707340 <em>27</em> <em>67</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:03:47 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57707333 <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>378</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> May Chat <BR> <BR> Update <BR> Share info <BR> start a chat <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> <em>232</em> <em>377</em> <em>379</em> <em>184</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:02:50 EST Did your getup and go ...got up and went? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57662241 <BR> Did your getup and go ..got up and went? <BR> <BR> Here are some tips to feel more energetic and to get your "getup and go back" <BR> <BR> Being tired is part of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and depression is also very common in those with CKD and both can be hard to overcome. <BR> <BR> In all of my research it still comes back to the basics which we always hear: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Healthy - remember that POWER foods like tomatoes and raspberries are not good for the kidneys (I will... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:38:38 EST Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57449309 Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys? <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rm-quiz-<BR>kidneys?ecd=wnl_day_040814&ctr=wnl-day<BR>-040814_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8Kpab<BR>WWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> <link>www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rm-quiz-<BR>kidneys?ecd=wnl_day_040814&ctr=wnl-day<BR>-040814_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8Kpab<BR>WWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:42:25 EST NIH releases new data on Hispanic health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407503 NIH releases new data on Hispanic health <BR> <BR> A new resource from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides data on the health and lifestyles of Hispanics. The data come from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). HCHS/SOL includes more than 16,000 adults in San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and the Bronx, NY. <BR> <BR> Key findings in the data book include these: <BR> Diabetes is common among Hispanics. It affects about 1 in 4 adults ages 45 to 64, and almost... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:10:46 EST April is National Minority Health Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407485 April is National Minority Health Month <BR> <BR> Promote health with these resources <BR> WIN offers content that supports minority health. Examples include <BR> WIN fact sheets and brochures in Spanish at <link>1.usa.gov/1hvyRNX. </link> <BR> <BR> WIN’s Sisters Together program, which is designed to help black women move more and make healthy food and beverage choices. For more, go to <link>1.usa.gov/1gH9cQa </link> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:09:44 EST Are you feeling dehydrated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407451 Are you feeling dehydrated? <BR> <BR> Did you know that drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to improve your health? Water is important to keep our bodies healthy, but research shows that half of us are dehydrated every day. That's why experts recommend you drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. <BR> <BR> Try some of these tips for staying healthy and hydrated: <BR> <BR> Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. Drinking a glass of water will replace the fl... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:06:32 EST It’s Kidney Walk Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57382731 It’s Kidney Walk Season! <BR> <BR> <link>donate.kidney.org/site/PageServer?pa<BR>gename=Walk_copy_of_homepage </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:29:42 EST THE POWER OF PATIENT ADVOCACY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57382724 THE POWER OF PATIENT ADVOCACY <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/The-Power-of-Patien<BR>t-Advocacy.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:28:42 EST ADVOCACY UPDATE – BIG WIN FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382718 ADVOCACY UPDATE – BIG WIN FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/AdvocacyUpdate-Big-<BR>Win-for-Transplant-Recipients.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:27:52 EST KIDNEY ALLOCATION SYSTEM UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382707 KIDNEY ALLOCATION SYSTEM UPDATE <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/Kidney-Allocation-S<BR>ystem-Update.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:27:09 EST 6 TIPS TO HELP “SPRING CLEAN” YOUR MEDICINE CABINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382692 <BR> 6 TIPS TO HELP “SPRING CLEAN” YOUR MEDICINE CABINET <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/6-Tips-Help-SpringC<BR>lean-Your-Medicine-Cabinet.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:26:11 EST Stamp Out Smoking Tobacco-Free Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382652 Stamp Out Smoking <BR> Tobacco-Free Living <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/F<BR>eature1 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:22:35 EST The Sting of Shingles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382646 The Sting of Shingles <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/F<BR>eature2 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:21:50 EST Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382637 Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/C<BR>apsule1 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:21:00 EST Myths and Facts About Seasonal Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57343171 <BR> Myths and Facts About Seasonal Allergies <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-reli<BR>ef-10/slideshow-allergy-myths-facts?ec<BR>d=wnl_day_033114&ctr=wnl-day-033114_hd<BR>ln_5&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1<BR>imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:30:56 EST April Fitness tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342897 <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>34</em> <em>185</em> <em>332</em> <em>361</em> <em>403</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:10:30 EST April Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342881 <em>274</em> <em>469</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:09:33 EST April Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342872 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> 8 hrs Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:08:57 EST April Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57342856 <em>274</em> <em>318</em> <em>102</em> <em>207</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:07:50 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57342828 <em>27</em> <em>451</em> <em>257</em> <em>449</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> April showers... update the team, share a goal, start a chat <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>376</em> <em>452</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:06:19 EST Do you need a Kidney Health check? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318131 Do you need a Kidney Health check? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/inde<BR>x.cfm </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:31:08 EST 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassador http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318117 Meet Alli Young <BR> <BR> 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassador <BR> <BR> Alli Young was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease at the age of 14. She was misdiagnosed multiple times and because of that had a significant loss of her kidney function. Since her diagnosis, Alli has been volunteering for the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk and this year she is serving as one of the 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassadors. Alli will be blogging about her journey throughout the year... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:29:53 EST This March, Make Over Your Pantry With 8 Simple... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318107 This March, Make Over Your Pantry With 8 Simple Tips <BR> <BR> See the info here: <link>www.kidney.org/news/monthly/8tips_mo<BR>y_pantry.cfm?homeslider=8SimpleTips </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:28:41 EST Genetic Link To Proteinuria And Kidney Disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318085 Genetic Link To Proteinuria And Kidney Disease - Study <BR> <BR> Genetic differences can influence one's risk of developing proteinuria, a condition that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The results may be important for determining patients' health risks and for devising new medical treatments. <BR> <BR> Read more: <link>www.science... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:25:53 EST Autoimmune Drug May Help Prevent Kidney Disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318076 Autoimmune Drug May Help Prevent Kidney Disease Caused By Diabetes <BR> <BR> Washington, DC (March 27, 2014) — A drug currently used to treat autoimmune disease may also help prevent the kidney-damaging effects of diabetes, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that clinical trials should be designed to test the drug in diabetic patients. Kidney disease is one of the most serious complications of ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:24:32 EST New lens design drastically improves kidney stone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318070 New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment <BR> <BR> Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy—the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing lens and changing its curvature. <BR> <BR> Read more at: <link>phys.org/news/2014-03-lens-drastical<BR>ly-kidney-stone-treatment.html#jCp </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:23:01 EST March Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960291 <em>381</em> <em>278</em> <em>132</em> <em>256</em> <em>185</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:11:29 EST March Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960288 <em>439</em> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <em>274</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:10:51 EST March Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960278 <em>102</em> <em>56</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> 5 hours Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:09:55 EST March Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56960265 <em>137</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:08:45 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56960256 <em>524</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> March - where did February go?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:08:15 EST Get Yourself Tested- youtube video with the kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56947223 <BR> Get Yourself Tested <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2U2iZQxkqI </link> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:50:27 EST vegetable fried rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947195 vegetable fried rice <BR> Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes <BR> <BR> see the recipe here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/vegetable_fried_rice.cfm </link> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:48:43 EST Blood presure- reducing diet may also diminish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947175 Blood presure-reducing diet may also diminish kidney stone risk <BR> New York, NY (March 1, 2014) – A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, moderate in low-fat dairy products, and low in animal proteins, refined grains and sweets may reduce risk for developing kidney stones, according to a new study published in the March issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) encourage... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:47:22 EST March 13th is World Kidney Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947146 March is National Kidney Month and March 13th is World Kidney Day <BR> Help us spread the word about following a healthy lifestyle and protecting the organ we hold so dear by sharing, posting and tweeting on social media using the hashtags #kidneymonth, #nkf and #worldkidneyday. Be sure to also tag us in your Instagram photos. Our handle is @NationalKidneyFoundation. <BR> <BR> no link was provided for this info, I cut and paste it. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:44:56 EST What Your Pee Says about Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56947121 What Your Pee Says about Your Health <BR> <BR> Your next bathroom break may expose more than you realize. Before you flush valuable health information down the drain, get better acquainted with your urine -- a byproduct of the kidneys' complex filtration system. These are the top 5 ways urine can reveal important information about your kidneys as well as your overall health, according to the National Kidney Foundation. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here with the five points <BR> <link>... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:43:35 EST Questions about Nocturia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56938345 I had to get up to use the restroom 4 times last night which does not make for a restful night. It does not happen this way all the time. Any suggestions? <BR> Could it be: 1. I ate too much protein? or 2. I drank a ginger ale? <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:10:59 EST New book for CKD-Smoothies For Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56823053 Smoothies for Kidney's and your Heart, just published from a friend of mine on Face book a Kidney team I am on. <BR> awesome book Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:42:33 EST New Blood Pressure Recommendations and Kidney Pati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56706704 New Blood Pressure Recommendations and Kidney Patients <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>01/06/new-blood-pressure-recommendatio<BR>ns-and-kidney-patients/ </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:38:32 EST Alcohol and the Kidneys: What You Need to Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56706688 Alcohol and the Kidneys: What You Need to Know <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/february<BR>14/Alcohol_and_the_Kidneys.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:37:13 EST dialysis and other therapies that could better rep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56706679 Dr. Sahir Kalim studies dialysis and other therapies that could better replicate natural kidney function <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/NKF_Fun<BR>ded_Research.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:36:00 EST 5 SNEAKY SOURCES OF SUGAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56706661 5 SNEAKY SOURCES OF SUGAR from the NKF <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/atoz/content/5_Sneaky<BR>_Sources_of_Sugar.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:35:04 EST Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56674800 Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA <BR> <BR> Because we who have CKD have to be careful with our kidney care for a colonoscopy this is great news!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news<BR>/20140204/pill-camera-colon?ecd=wnl_da<BR>y_020614&ctr=wnl-day-020614_hdln_3&mb=<BR>Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 17:56:00 EST February - would you ever? Lets try another game.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593880 Would you ever do a polar bear swim? <BR> <BR> You answer my question and then leave one of your own. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:29:20 EST February Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593857 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Get your Zzzz's and track'em here for a team goodie. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:27:13 EST February Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593842 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Track beverage intake for a team goodie. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>271</em> <em>469</em> <em>478</em> <em>181</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:26:00 EST February Love Your Kidneys emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56593827 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys forum Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:24:24 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56593822 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> February already! <BR> <BR> Stop in to chat or update us how you are. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:23:49 EST Sweet death - aspertame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56481071 <BR> Sweet death - aspertame <BR> <BR> Have you ever warmed up a glass or cup of diet soda when sick? <BR> Since I was a kid - I have drank warmed up diet vernors when ill. <BR> Never again! <BR> If you have please read the following information. <BR> <BR> <link>www.spice-of-life.com/columns/aspart<BR>am.html </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:58:34 EST video on organ donation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56439127 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pefU_FSQ4nc&<BR>list=PLReQ4BxyIJa_cSnF8TkpNRJiozJlBxvzS </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:21:33 EST have a question for a dietitian in regards to ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56439107 <BR> <link>nkfdietitian.wordpress.com/ </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:20:41 EST Chicken noodle soup recipe from NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439079 <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/chicken_noodle_soup.cfm </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:19:42 EST Cancer deaths rise in those with reduced kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439063 Cancer deaths rise in those with reduced kidney function <BR> <BR> National Kidney Foundation renews call for early detection of CKD in at-risk individuals <BR> (New York, NY) - Cancer patients are more likely to die from their disease if they have reduced kidney function, according to a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. <BR> <BR> The research also found that the correlation between cancer mortality and kidney disease remained high ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:18:49 EST 5 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439028 5 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. High blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney disease and increases your risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. There is no cure, but treatment and lifestyle changes, including taking high blood pressure medications, following a healthy diet and exercising regularly can lower blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Even if you’re ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:17:03 EST How are you impacting your kidneys today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56331642 How are you impacting your kidneys today? Meaning what are you doing today to promote kidney health? <BR> <BR> I am eating right... still on my kidney friendly diet, drinking my water to flush the kidneys daily, drinking my one cup of cranberry juice a day, and limiting sodium, avoiding pre-packaged foods, and adding exercise to my daily routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> your kidneys <BR> jean <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:20:33 EST Artificial kidney could help those with renal fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229722 Artificial kidney could help those with renal failure <BR> <BR> It may not look like one, but the Implantable Artificial Kidney device has been designed to function in the same way as a human kidney. By extracting waste and keeping nutrients needed by the body, it could one day help those with chronic renal failure. <BR> <BR> see the article here: <link>www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/26<BR>6471.php </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:50:03 EST Diet, Physical Activity May Affect Risk of . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56229647 Diet, Physical Activity May Affect Risk of Developing Kidney Stones <BR> <BR> Dec. 12, 2013 — Even small amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of developing kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study also found that consuming too many calories may increase risk. <BR> <BR> read article here: <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/1<BR>2/131212183425.htm </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:45:09 EST Keep Your Kidneys Healthy Catch Kidney Disease .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56229630 Keep Your Kidneys Healthy <BR> Catch Kidney Disease Early <BR> <BR> Protect Your Kidneys <BR> If you’re at risk for kidney disease—especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure—talk to your health care provider to choose the best steps for you. <BR> <BR> Get your blood and urine checked for kidney disease. <BR> Learn to manage your diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. <BR> Take medicines the way your provider advises. <BR> Cut back o... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:43:44 EST 5th Annual Rappel for Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229603 Interested in Rappel? <BR> <BR> Please join us for the 5th Annual Rappel for Kidney Health on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. <BR> <BR> click here for further info: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidneymd.org/news/rappelforkidne<BR>yhealth.html </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:41:29 EST Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229593 Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys for human transplant <BR> <BR> According to the National Kidney Foundation, around 96,645 patients in the US are awaiting kidney transplants as a result of kidney failure. However, less than 17,000 kidney transplantations are carried out each year due to a shortage of donors. But a new option could soon be available - in the form of pig kidneys. <BR> <BR> Researchers from the University of Florida are investigating the use of a pig kidney as a "sca... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:40:02 EST Joining any new teams this year? or a team .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161985 Is there a team you are thinking of joining or a team you are on that want to share - that helps you meet your goals? <BR> <BR> I have joined the 5% challenge again. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:54:57 EST January Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161947 <em>102</em> 8 hrs Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:52:52 EST January Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161932 <em>478</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:52:02 EST January Love Your Kidneys emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56161898 <em>412</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:50:11 EST January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56161881 <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for 2014? <BR> <BR> Chat or update the team Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:49:28 EST Can you recommend a good renal diet book? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x55862774 I cannot get any help from my doctor about diet. What do you recommend for a renal diet book that I can order from Amazon? <BR> <BR> We have dieticians here, but no renal dieticians. <BR> <BR> I am stage 3. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Linda Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:31:30 EST juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55843979 hi has anyone ever used juicing to help your kidneys? I have found some information that juicing will help but other info says do not do this. <BR> <BR> a Australian doctor who's name is Dr Sandra Gabot claims to have cured her mother's kidney disease <BR> <BR> her recipe <BR> <BR> watermelon <BR> raspberries (I know we cannot eat these but I thought about cranberries) <BR> strawberries <BR> carrots <BR> cucumber <BR> parsley <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidneycoach.com/381/kidney-juice<BR... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:20:45 EST bioengineered-kid ney-works-in-rats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828666 <BR> bioengineered-kidney-works-in-rats <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/28709-bioenginee<BR>red-kidney-works-in-rats.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:53:50 EST Should we pay organ donors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828653 Should we pay organ donors? <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/40691-paid-kidne<BR>y-donation-cost-effective.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:52:42 EST Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828610 Science fiction or reality - can they really print me a kidney? <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/41480-3d-printed<BR>-kidneys-take-small-steps.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:48:14 EST Acid Levels in Diet Could Have Profound Effects... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828582 Acid Levels in Diet Could Have Profound Effects On Kidney Health <BR> <BR> Nov. 9, 2013 — Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new a study. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5¬-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. <BR> <BR> Due to poor kidney function, toxins that are normally excreted in the urine can build up in the blood of individuals with chronic kidney disease (... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:44:50 EST HOPE Act Passes: May Help Reduce U. S. Organ .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828567 HOPE Act Passes: May Help Reduce U. S. Organ Shortage <BR> <BR> Nov. 13, 2013 — Congress has passed legislation to end the federal ban on the transplantation of organs from deceased HIV-positive donors to patients with HIV. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) worked closely with Congress and other organizations to promote the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. This milestone legislation could add up to 600 organs per year for HIV-infected transplant candidates and expand the total pool... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:43:25 EST List of restricted foods for kidney problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828456 See the article here and there is a download offered <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/512128-li<BR>st-of-restricted-foods-for-kidney-prob<BR>lems/?utm_source=livestrong_opar&utm_medium=5 </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:34:14 EST December Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55818003 <em>102</em> <em>128</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> track your sleep for a goodie at the end of the month Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:07:13 EST December Exercise Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55817994 <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>318</em> <em>326</em> <em>196</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes for a team goodie Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:06:28 EST December Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55817980 <em>271</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:05:30 EST December -Loving Our Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55817965 Love your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:04:07 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55817952 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas!! <BR> <BR> Update us, start a chat or just hang out... <BR> <BR> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:02:57 EST update on Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55784106 more news: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=OPALMOON </link> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:30:18 EST News on Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55767266 Wendy had surgery on Friday - you can check for updates on Motlem's page: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>TLEM </link> <BR> <BR> Please stop by her page and wish her well. Jean Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:08:23 EST redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55738970 This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were moved down the page. <BR> ... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:51:34 EST Defying My Genetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644637 Defying My Genetics <BR> <BR> Find the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>09/27/defying-my-genetics/ </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:14:47 EST Ask the Doctor with Dr. Leslie Spry, MD, FACP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644623 Ask the Doctor with Dr. Leslie Spry, MD, FACP <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/fallwinter2013/KH_Ask-the-docto<BR>r.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:13:54 EST HOLIDAY HAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644616 HOLIDAY HAM <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/Holiday-Ham.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> I typically avoid ham due to the high amount of sodium, but this recipe is offered by the NKF this month Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:13:05 EST Physical Activity and High Blood Pressure Risk—Doe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644601 <BR> Physical Activity and High Blood Pressure Risk—Does it Matter Where You Exercise? <BR> <BR> Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>10/25/physical-activity-and-high-blood<BR>-pressure-risk-does-it-matter-where-yo<BR>u-exercise/ </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:11:47 EST The Cranberry Kidney Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644591 Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/fallwinter2013/KH_Cranberry-Kid<BR>ney-Connection.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:10:49 EST Diabetes and Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644571 You can find the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/FallWinter2013/KH_Diabetes-and-<BR>Your-Kidneys.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:09:55 EST Earn 500 SparkPoints Check the New Welcome Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55632998 This was added to everyone's Start page so you can see what we share with new members in case you share SparkPeople with your friends and also wanted to make sure existing members were aware of everything in this guide. You can easily remove this if you'd like -- before or after you earn the 500 SparkPoints for reading <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=earn_500_sparkpoints_with_our_new_w<BR>elcome_guide </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to SPARKGUY'S blog telling ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:37:32 EST November Track Sleeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469447 <em>102</em> <em>536</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> Track sleeping for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:12:58 EST November Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469431 <em>317</em> <em>315</em> <em>361</em> <em>354</em> <em>309</em> <BR> <BR> Track fitness for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:11:31 EST November Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469420 <em>297</em> <em>469</em> <em>271</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Track beverages for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:10:38 EST November Love your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55469406 <em>426</em> <em>34</em> <em>274</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys with an emoticon and get a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:09:20 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55469387 <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Share info, share a goal, just stop in and chat <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:07:56 EST video: stock a kidney friendly kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462913 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi<BR>H4/stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:16:12 EST video: stages of ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462898 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8228/zTxICCqyw<BR>uI/stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:14:42 EST Video: slow the progress of ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462890 <BR> <link>www.davita.com/videos/8225/w79tNsUis<BR>0M/slowing-the-progression-of-chronic-<BR>kidney-disease </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:14:02 EST Attention looking for living kidney donors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55460084 I want to share with group that on Sept 10 I was perfect match for my husband and that was our kidney love day. In August this year we celebrated 40 years of marriage and he had been on dialysis for almost 9 months. Dialysis is good because it is a life-saver but I want to spread the word that we need more living kidney donors. Just one person can change the lives of so many if we would step out of our selfish ways and share what we can of ourselves. I'm thankful for the perfect match we were... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:24:47 EST CKD becoming top US health threat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55442114 Here's a very interesting video from the Wall Street Journal. <BR> <BR> Kidney disease is fast becoming one of the most dangerous and costly health threats in the U.S., and new guidelines recommend screening for all Americans over 60. Laura Landro and Joslin Diabetes Center Kidney Services Chief Robert Stanton discuss. <BR> <BR> <link>live.wsj.com/video/kidney-disease-no<BR>w-a-top-health-threat-in-us/BAEB51AA-3<BR>716-4609-8445-33B6D1969ED5.html#!BAEB5<BR>1AA-3716-4609-8445-33B6D1969ED5... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:38:58 EST new changes to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55306572 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:29:49 EST today on spark: Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55195805 Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study <BR> <BR> Well if they are not good for adults.... (just saying) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=672832 </link> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:31:41 EST 1 of my SP friends has become a live donor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55180223 Well, she's signed up anyway and is going through the interviews. Here's her SparkPage. Give her some love! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>NYRN2011 </link> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:44:32 EST Hi, New Member Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x55130911 Hi all, my name is Marcia. This is my 3rd time back @ SP, after crazy life issues & discouragement. Going to try to take things nice and easy, one step, one day at a time. Having several medical issues, some caused by or aggravated by meds that are supposed to help other issues. Just found out about my kidney disease a couple of years ago, but having a hard time keep up with what to eat what not to eat, etc. but going to work on that. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:49:40 EST Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55125029 Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 5: Neglecting To Share Your Story <BR> <BR> <link>nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/2013<BR>/10/02/common-mistakes-kidney-patients<BR>-make-how-to-avoid-them-part-5-neglect<BR>ing-to-share-your-story/ </link> <BR> <BR> Parts 1 - 4 are linked in this article. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:46:23 EST Alonzo Bodden.. experience donating a kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124848 Comedian Alonzo Bodden Roasts Kidney Donation <BR> <BR> Alonzo Bodden, winner of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing, jokes about his experience donating a kidney to his brother <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnmUKdz8u4&<BR>feature=c4-overview&list=UU5Cs788esAFT<BR>EDVktHFry1g </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:33:39 EST Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124821 Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists Print Human Organs? <BR> <BR> <link>nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/2013<BR>/08/20/science-fiction-or-reality-can-<BR>scientists-print-human-organs/ </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:32:07 EST ... the effects of phosphorus on early-stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124807 NKF Research Spotlight: <BR> Dr. Alex Chang studies the effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/NKF_Research_Spotlight.cfm </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:30:55 EST 10 Fall Exercise Do’s and Don’ts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55124770 <BR> 10 Fall Exercise Do’s and Don’ts <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/10Fall_Exercise_Dos_and_Donts.cfm </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:28:08 EST October sleep 7- 8 hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094069 <em>102</em> track it here Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:23:45 EST October Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094058 track your fitness here <BR> <BR> <em>317</em> <em>319</em> <em>206</em> <em>342</em> <em>364</em> <em>331</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:23:06 EST October Water Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094047 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Track your beverages here Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:22:22 EST October Love your Kidneys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55094030 <em>421</em> <em>419</em> <em>422</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:21:07 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55094019 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> October!! <BR> check in - have a chat, update us on what you are doing - Love your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>421</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:19:58 EST Spark today:CDC Reports More Americans Get Flushot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55072230 Spark today: CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=680560 </link> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 09:40:03 EST 30 days of FIT Food challenge - with Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55042396 30 Days of FIT food challenge with sparkpeople <BR> <BR> Join and share your progress here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/30-days<BR>-of-fit-food.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Today I signed up and downloaded the shopping list and checked out the menu plans. <em>252</em> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:05:20 EST You can subscribe to newsletters here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015949 <BR> You can subscribe to newsletters here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsletters.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Most of the time I share the info in the forums, but you might like to get your own newsletter. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:24:25 EST A mother gives life in more ways than one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015918 A mother gives life in more ways than one <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/A-Mother-Gives-Life-i<BR>n-More-Ways-Than-One.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:21:56 EST An Update on Legislation for Immunosu pressive Dru http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015902 An Update on Legislation for Immunosuppressive Drugs <BR> <BR> A blog: <link>nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2013/09/18<BR>/an-update-on-legislation-for-immunosu<BR>ppressive-drugs/ </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:20:52 EST revamped the patient resources at the NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015885 revamped the patient resources at the national kidney foundation <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/resources.cf<BR>m </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:19:36 EST Weight: What are the magic numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015864 Weight: What are the magic numbers? <BR> <BR> From Transplant Chronicles <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/Weight-What-Are-the-M<BR>agic-Numbers.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:18:28 EST 5 Tips to a lifetime of healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015845 5 Tips to a lifetime of healthy habits <BR> <BR> From transplant chronicles <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/5-Tips-to-a-Lifetime-<BR>of-Healthy-Habits.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:17:02 EST Kidney Friendly Bob's Oven-Baked Pork Ribs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54764065 Find the recipe here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/recipes/recipe.cfm?re<BR>cipeMainFolder=beef%2C-lamb-and-pork&a<BR>rticleTitle=bob%27s-oven-baked-pork-ri<BR>bs&articleID=5391&utm_source=Silverpop<BR>Mailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>KDA_Labor_Day_BLUETEXTLINK%20(1)%20rem<BR>ainder&utm_content=&spMailingID=178604<BR>66&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&spJobID=<BR>226239088&spReportId=MjI2MjM5MDg4S0 </link> Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:17:31 EST September Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727258 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> track your beverage intake here - aim for 6 - 8 servings of water <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>297</em> <em>106</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:06:50 EST September Woohoo if you Huddled today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727241 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> woohoo if you huddled with the team today - for a team goodie at the end of the month Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:05:06 EST September 7/8 Sleep a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727230 <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Log your sleep hours for a team goodie at the end of the month. <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:03:51 EST September Love your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54727159 <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> post a goodie - expressing Loving your Kidneys for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:57:10 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54727133 <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <em>387</em> <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Share your monthly goals, start a discussion or just check in. <BR> <BR> Soon the leaves will be changing (already are in Michigan) the cooler whether is already here, and the leaves will be falling. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:55:45 EST Stop Medicare From Cutting Dialysis Payments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54690419 Stop Medicare From Cutting Dialysis Payments <BR> <BR> <link>https://secure2.convio.net/nkf/site/<BR>Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&i<BR>d=135 </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:23:18 EST Hot in Cleveland: Victoria Donates a Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54690398 Hot in Cleveland: Victoria Donates a Kidney <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYKZpe9S5TU </link> <BR> <BR> Not a show I watch but the info was shared on the nkf website Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:22:13 EST Alternative treatments – how do they stack up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x54690378 Alternative treatments – how do they stack up against high blood pressure medications? <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/ </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:20:41 EST New Study Shows 59% percent of Americans will ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54690357 New Study Shows 59% percent of Americans will ...develop Kidney Disease in their lifetime <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/Amer<BR>icans_will_develop_KD_in_their_lifetim<BR>e.cfm?utm_source=nkfhome&utm_medium=sl<BR>ider&utm_campaign=KDLifetimeRisk </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:19:43 EST Spice Up Your Diet with 7 Kidney–Friendly Season.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x54690328 <BR> Spice Up Your Diet with 7 Kidney–Friendly Seasonings <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/august13<BR>/Spice_Up_Your_Diet_with_7_Kidney-Frie<BR>ndly_Seasonings.cfm </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:17:42 EST How can organ donation rates be improved? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54671180 I don't know if you've ever heard of Quora. It's a place where you can ask questions and other people answer them. I get an update every week with some of the popular posts for that week. <BR> <BR> Here's one "How can organ donation rates be improved?" and the answers/discussion related to the topic. <BR> <BR> <link>www.quora.com/Organ-Donation-and-Dis<BR>position/How-can-organ-donation-rates-<BR>be-improved </link> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:42:01 EST Need a kidney? There's an app for that http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54608519 Interesting! <BR> <BR> (Gotta copy/paste to browser window) <BR> <BR> http://mashable.com/2013/08/21/organjet/<BR>?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mash<BR>able%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburn<BR>er-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_sou<BR>rce=feedburner Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:33:13 EST 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54382526 <BR> 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/cancer/features/15-can<BR>cer-symptoms-women-ignore?ecd=wnl_day_<BR>070613&ctr=wnl-day-070613_ld-stry_2&mb<BR>=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 16:03:13 EST Quiz: The Science of Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54382434 Quiz: The Science of Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/rm-qui<BR>z-science-of-sleep?ecd=wnl_wmh_072213&<BR>ctr=wnl-wmh-072213_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso<BR>%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> <BR> <BR> Sleep is an intergral part of kidney health, so I wanted to share this info. <BR> <BR> (please note we have a tracking forum for sleep hours, there is also a team on spark to help those of us with sleeping issues) <BR> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 15:46:01 EST What Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Can and Can’t http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54382413 What Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Can and Can’t Do <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplemen<BR>ts/nutrition-vitamins-11/help-vitamin-<BR>supplement?ecd=wnl_wmh_072313&ctr=wnl-<BR>wmh-072313_ld-stry_2&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp<BR>8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> <BR> <BR> Just a Kidney Friendly reminder: diseased or impaired kidneys do not filter well, make sure you know what your personal dietary needs are Sat, 3 Aug 2013 15:43:17 EST August- Woohoo if you Huddled today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54347131 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:43:17 EST August - 7/8 Sleep a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54347121 <em>102</em> <em>244</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:42:37 EST August Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54347108 Track your water intake here for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:41:48 EST August Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54347090 <em>462</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:40:39 EST August-chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54347083 <em>67</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <em>47</em> <em>461</em> <em>463</em> <BR> <BR> Share your goals - have a chat or just hang out... <BR> <BR> I am not ready to be heading into fall Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:40:00 EST Teenagers have highest transplant failure rates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54329703 <BR> This is an interesting article about ethics. We know their failure is most often because they don't do what they are supposed to do post transplant - they are teenagers! Do we put them to the bottom of the list? Do we do more post-transplant support? <BR> <BR> <link>www.nbcnews.com/health/ethicist-teen<BR>s-have-high-failure-rates-after-organ-<BR>transplants-cut-6C10789252 </link> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:57:34 EST Today on Spark Researchers Spot Mutant Gene.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54182849 <BR> Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=678426 </link> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:20:31 EST Today on Spark: Kidney Failure a Possible Risk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54161396 Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=678336 </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:52:12 EST Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Kidney Stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x54161156 Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Kidney Stones <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/ss/slide<BR>show-kidney-stones-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder: for those of us with CKD - raspberries crystalize in our kidneys... I will look for that information and do a RP: repost. <BR> <BR> Jean Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:38:21 EST Quiz: Is My Pee Normal? Test Your Urine Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x54161144 Quiz: Is My Pee Normal? Test Your Urine Knowledge <BR> <BR> <link>women.webmd.com/rm-quiz-urine-normal<BR>?ecd=wnl_wmh_071513&ctr=wnl-wmh-071513<BR>_ld-stry_1&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMe<BR>HnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:37:45 EST Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Urinary Tract... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x54160591 <BR> Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Urinary Tract Infections - which can affect the kidneys <BR> <BR> <link>women.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-urinary<BR>-tract-infection-overview?ecd=wnl_wmh_<BR>071513&ctr=wnl-wmh-071513_ld-stry&mb=D<BR>untduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:02:31 EST Slideshow: Myths and Facts About Constipation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54160412 An interesting article - I believe that all things that pertain to our health affects our kidneys, <BR> <BR> Slideshow: Myths and Facts About Constipation <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss<BR>/slideshow-constipation-facts-10?ecd=w<BR>nl_day_071613&ctr=wnl-day-071613_hdln_<BR>2&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imb<BR>CcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:49:15 EST Don’t let Medicare implement drastic dialysis fund http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54154161 Don’t let Medicare implement drastic dialysis funding cuts. <BR> Voice your opinion now, before it is too late. <BR> The government is proposing to reduce the payment per dialysis treatment by nearly 10%—well below the cost to provide care. Medicare already fails to cover the cost of dialysis care adequately. If this reduction takes place, care team reductions and dialysis center closures are inevitable. The impact on dialysis patients will be drastic. <BR> <BR> Contact your legislators and ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:16:05 EST Medicare Proposes Deep Cuts for Dialysis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54058734 Medicare Proposes Deep Cuts for Dialysis <BR> <BR> used to be dialysis was free to all - <BR> <BR> On Monday July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual proposed rule to update Medicare payment to dialysis providers beginning January 1, 2014 and to modify the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), which reduces reimbursement to providers if they don’t meet specified quality measures. What is most notable about this year’s proposed payment rule (also known as th... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:29:54 EST Man says one day of P90X sent him to the emergency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x54022732 Man says one day of P90X sent him to the emergency room <BR> <BR> The P90X workout is one of the biggest fitness trends in the past several years, with enthusiastic endorsements across the cultural spectrum, including everyone from singer Pink to 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. <BR> But businessman Matt Lombardi says just one day of the program’s strenuous routine sent him into the emergency room with near kidney failure. <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <BR> <li... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:16:28 EST Today on Spark Urine Test Might Predict Kidney.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53992223 Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection <BR> Whether it could improve patients' outcomes remains to be seen, experts say <BR> <BR> see the article here <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=677965 </link> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:15:52 EST Top 5 Things Kidney Patients Need to .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53965797 Top 5 Things Kidney Patients Need to Know About Healthcare Reform <BR> <BR> Please see the article here: <BR> <link>nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2013/06/24<BR>/top-5-things-kidney-patients-need-to-<BR>know-about-healthcare-reform/ </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:28:50 EST 6 Easy ways to prevent kidney stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53965779 6 Easy ways to prevent kidney stones <BR> <BR> Did you know that one in ten people will have a kidney stone over the course of a lifetime? Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the country. Those in the know believe that some major misconceptions may be the culprit. <BR> <BR> The National Kidney Foundation has teamed up with Dr. Allan Jhagroo, a kidney stone specialist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, to help you stay st... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:27:25 EST Low Vitamin D levels linked to early signs of.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53965764 Low Vitamin D levels linked to early signs of Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> New York, NY (July 1, 2013) – Vitamin D levels may be able to predict early kidney disease, according to a new study published in the July issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. <BR> <BR> Researchers found that those who were deficient in vitamin D were more than twice as likely to develop albuminuria (a type of protein in the urine) over a period of five years. Albuminuria is an e... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:25:42 EST July - 7/8 Sleep a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53951202 <em>283</em> <em>31</em> <em>232</em> <em>31</em> <em>195</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> track your sleep here for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> join the sleep challenge here if you need a bit of help getting on track with proper sleep for your kidney health <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=42560 </link> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:14:43 EST July Team Get Up and Move Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53951174 <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>364</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes here for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>319</em> <em>237</em> <em>313</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:12:28 EST July Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53951155 track your water/beverage intake here for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>466</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>106</em> <em>222</em> <em>181</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:11:29 EST July - Woohoo if you Huddled today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53951134 Woohoo if you Huddled today - goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:10:19 EST July Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53951104 <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>379</em> <em>375</em> <BR> <BR> Post in this forum for a goodie at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>237</em> <em>368</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:08:20 EST July-chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53951094 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe that it is July? <BR> <BR> Share your goals, update the team, have a conversation... <BR> <BR> <em>379</em> <em>491</em> <em>45</em> <em>76</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:07:30 EST Changes to Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53924586 From yesterday's Spark Blog: <BR> Good morning, SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Our team has been hard at work on several site improvements that will roll out in the next few months. We are always looking for ways to improve your SparkPeople experience as well as make the site simpler and easier for people to use so that they can continue reaching their goals. <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today, you may have noticed a few small changes to your SparkPoints page as well as your Start page that we think y... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:52:48 EST Today on Spark: Character Counts When It Comes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53816990 Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=677491 </link> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:07:37 EST 7 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53777700 7 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer <BR> <BR> <BR> 7 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer <BR> <BR> Each year in the United States, about 51,000 adults will be diagnosed with kidney cancer. The exact cause of kidney cancer is unclear, but having advanced chronic kidney disease may place you at increased risk for developing kidney cancer. Other risk factors include: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, family history of kidney cancer, chronic kidney disease, exposure to radiation therapy... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:12:12 EST 5 Ways to KEEP Healthy "On-The-Go" This Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53777598 5 Ways to KEEP Healthy "On-The-Go" This Summer <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keep/keephealthy<BR>/spring2013/KH_5Ways.cfm?utm_source=nk<BR>fhome&utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=5Ways </link> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:02:57 EST list of cookbooks for kidney patients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53777557 list of cookbooks for kidney patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/CRN/coo<BR>kbooks.cfm </link> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:59:53 EST RP: Top 5 Summer Travel Tips for Kidney Patients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53777536 <BR> Top 5 Summer Travel Tips for Kidney Patients <BR> You’ve already broken out the shorts and t-shirts and cleaned your bbq grill. Summer’s around the corner and even if you have kidney disease, you can take the road trip or exotic vacation you dreamed about all winter. With a little advance planning, you can buy those plane tickets or rent the RV. Here are the top 5 summer travel tips from the National Kidney Foundation. <BR> Consult your doctor to determine whether your health is stable ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:58:04 EST Kidney Disease News and Research - medical news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53777500 Kidney Disease News and Research <BR> <BR> Many links and information on medical news on Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> <link>www.news-medical.net/?tag=/Kidney+Di<BR>sease </link> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:53:26 EST Many different articles on Kidney problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53777490 <BR> kidney problems <BR> The latest news on kidney problems <BR> <BR> Many different articles on Kidney problems <BR> <BR> <link>www.usnews.com/topics/subjects/kidne<BR>y_problems </link> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:51:50 EST Methods to Repair Kidney Cells, Assess Kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53777477 Methods to Repair Kidney Cells, Assess Kidney Function On the Horizon <BR> <BR> In a related study, they report progress on a non-invasive method to assess how much kidney function has survived a serious bout of inflammation or a chronic problem like high blood pressure. <BR> The diagnostic tool could help physicians make hard choices about whether a patient has enough kidney function left to benefit from treatment or whether dialysis or a transplant is in their future, said Dr. Michael P. M... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:50:31 EST Judge's ruling challenges US transplant system http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53658143 Judge's ruling challenges US transplant system <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a life or death matter: Who gets the next scarce donated organ? In an unprecedented challenge to the nation's transplant system, a federal judge has allowed one dying child — and a day later another — to essentially jump the line in rulings that could have ramifications for thousands of people awaiting new organs. <BR> <BR> Over and over, the nation debates the fairness of transplant policies, from Mickey Mantle... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 12:16:42 EST 7 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53604174 7 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer <BR> <BR> Each year in the United States, about 51,000 adults will be diagnosed with kidney cancer. The exact cause of kidney cancer is unclear, but having advanced chronic kidney disease may place you at increased risk for developing kidney cancer. Other risk factors include: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, family history of kidney cancer, chronic kidney disease, exposure to radiation therapy or carcinogenic chemicals, and long-term use of phenac... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:40:38 EST The right diet may help prevent CKD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53604151 The right diet may help prevent CKD, new study finds <BR> <BR> <BR> New York, NY (April 17, 2013) – Poor eating habits, smoking and obesity are associated with increased risk for kidney disease, according to new research published today online in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Disease. <BR> <BR> Researchers led by Alex Chang, MD, MS of Johns Hopkins University found that people with normal kidney function whose diet quality was poor—high in red and processed me... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:39:07 EST Antibiotics effect the Kidneys How? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53598020 I did a blog today about Antibiotic & Probiotics- I may need more advise/help! I got a lot of the basic information that I needed, <BR> And I got awesome information & I am very ~HAPPY~to say I'm taking everyone's great advice. <BR> My back is hurting & it's harder to go pee.- should I try the cranberry Juice Or Pomengent? <BR> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 02:29:12 EST Social Media Stole My Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53592712 The name of the thread really gets your attention! Actually, it's the name of a blog and a documentary that is being filmed as we speak. It's from the perspective of a donor. Here's a few paragraphs from a press release: <BR> <BR> pril 23, 2013 <BR> <BR> For Immediate Release <BR> <BR> AZ Comic Traveling Cross Country to Make Documentary Film- Social Media Stole My Kidney <BR> <BR> Amy Donohue donated her kidney to a stranger in April 2011 after seeing a tweet. On May 1, 2013 Amy and f... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:34:15 EST June Team Get Up and Move Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53553764 <em>34</em> <em>322</em> <em>237</em> <em>361</em> <em>362</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Get up and move at least 10 mins a day to start out and track it here for a goodie at the end of the month <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:59:49 EST June - 7/8 Sleep a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53553748 Track your sleep if you need help getting better healthier sleep - for a goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>380</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> You can join the Official Better Sleep Challenge here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/c<BR>hallenge_detail.asp?challenge=1 </link> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:58:46 EST June Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53553723 Track your Beverages here for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> <em>271</em> <em>181</em> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:57:30 EST June Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53553697 <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>247</em> <em>232</em> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys daily! Fri, 31 May 2013 21:56:09 EST June Share your Challenge/Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53553682 What are your goals for June? <BR> <BR> Are you joining any new team challenges? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>274</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jean Fri, 31 May 2013 21:55:22 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53553651 <em>232</em> <em>379</em> <em>378</em> <em>376</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> Happy June! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is LOVING their kidneys with good nutrition, exercise and drinking lots of water! (unless your Neph. has you on limited fluids) <BR> <BR> Summer tends to slowwwwwwww down on spark - lets continue to support each other to stay active both in our team/spark and in our lifestyles! <BR> <BR> <BR> Jean <BR> Jean Fri, 31 May 2013 21:53:11 EST Diet supplements and kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53429924 I just received information from the AMA website which I belong to as a nurse practioner; it was a long article about how dangerous it is to use diet supplements if you might have or be in danger of developing kidney disease. It included anything from Ginseng to vitamin preparations. I myself wont take anything but the renal gelcaps prescribed by my doctor and the Vitamin D ordered by him. With kidney problems your kidneys can't process Vitamin D so it usually ends up low as does iron. An... Tue, 21 May 2013 20:01:07 EST RP: Vegetabl s/Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53404441 Vegetables/Salads <BR> <BR> All vegetables have some potassium, but certain vegetables have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium intake protects your heart. <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low-potassium vegetables each day. One serving = ½-cup. <BR> Choose : <BR> •Broccoli <BR> •Cabbage <BR> •Carrots <BR> •Cauliflower <BR> •Celery <BR> •Cucumber <BR> •Eggplant <BR> •Garlic <BR> •Green and Wax beans (“string beans”) <BR> •Lettuce-all types (1 cup) ... Sun, 19 May 2013 21:01:48 EST RP:Milk/Yo urt/Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53404405 By limiting dairy–based foods you protect your bones and blood vessels. <BR> <BR> Milk/Yogurt/Cheese <BR> <BR> Limit your intake of milk, yogurt, and cheese to ½-cup milk or½-cup yogurt or 1-ounce cheese per day. Most dairy foods are very high in phosphorus. <BR> <BR> The phosphorus content is the same for all types of milk – skim, low fat, and whole! If you do eat any high-phosphorus foods, take a phosphate binder with that meal. <BR> Dairy foods “low” in phosphorus: <BR> •Butter and tub ... Sun, 19 May 2013 20:58:54 EST RP: Kidney Diet/Proteins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53404383 •Eat more high protein foods. <BR> •Eat less high salt, high potassium, and high phosphorus foods. <BR> •Learn how much fluid you can safely drink (including coffee, tea, and water). <BR> Salt &Sodium <BR> •Use less salt and eat fewer salty foods: this may help to control blood pressure and reduce weight gains between dialysis sessions. <BR> •Use herbs, spices, and low-salt flavor enhancers in place of salt. <BR> •Avoid salt substitutes made with potassium. <BR> <BR> Meat/Protein <BR> ... Sun, 19 May 2013 20:56:26 EST RP: Fruit/Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53404329 Fruit/Juice <BR> All fruits have some potassium, but certain fruits have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium protects your heart. <BR> Limit or avoid : <BR> •Oranges and orange juice <BR> •Kiwis <BR> •Nectarines <BR> •Prunes and prune juice <BR> •Raisins and dried fruit <BR> •Bananas <BR> •Melons (cantaloupe and honeydew) <BR> <BR> Always AVOID star fruit (carambola). <BR> <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low potassium fruits each day. <BR> One serv... Sun, 19 May 2013 20:53:46 EST Please read: side affects of antibiotics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53347992 <em>282</em> <em>273</em> <BR> <BR> I just want to give everyone on our team with CKD a bit of info of what I went through last week when I was given a Z-pack for an ear infection and other meds... <BR> <BR> I tend to have issues with antibiotics due to my CKD. Because diseased kidneys do not filter medications very well - I always ask - how are my kidneys going to filter this medicine? <BR> <BR> I have gone through quite a few antibiotics that I cannot have - due to my kidneys la... Tue, 14 May 2013 21:51:45 EST Kidney Donor Celebrates Transplant Anniversary.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53256106 Kidney Donor Celebrates Transplant Anniversary with 10K <BR> <BR> Last May, Gina Ormond and her Dad were in the hospital waiting to hear if the kidney she donated was working successfully in its new owner. This May, they'll be in Central Park--Gina running and Dad cheering on from the sidelines. Gina has been a runner since her high school days, but the PR exec never thought a race could hold so much meaning to her. And yet, as she pounds the pavement on May 11, with 10,000 other runners at ... Tue, 7 May 2013 13:48:04 EST Informed Patients more likely to get kidney.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53256090 Informed Patients more likely to get kidney transplants <BR> <BR> What you don't know can hurt your chances of getting a transplant. Kidney patients who understand their condition and treatment are more likely to be placed on the transplant waiting list than those who don't, according to new research presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2013 Spring Clinical Meetings held here today. <BR> <BR> see the article in full here: <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/Info<BR>rmed-Patient... Tue, 7 May 2013 13:46:21 EST 5 Drugs You May Need to Avoid or Adjust if You Hav http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53256072 <BR> Medications save and improve lives, but it can be easy to overlook their risks and side effects, especially if you don't think they apply to you. Twenty-six million Americans have chronic kidney disease and most don't know it. <BR> <BR> see the article in full here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/may13/5m<BR>eds.cfm </link> Tue, 7 May 2013 13:44:43 EST Quiz: Is My Pee Normal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53227146 I found this interesting - <BR> <BR> Quiz: Is My Pee Normal? Test Your Urine Knowledge <BR> <BR> <link>women.webmd.com/rm-quiz-urine-normal<BR>?ecd=wnl_day_050513&ctr=wnl-day-050513<BR>_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHn<BR>Vev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Sun, 5 May 2013 10:11:11 EST Chronic Kidney Disease a Warning Sign Independent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53169224 Chronic Kidney Disease a Warning Sign Independent of Hypertension or Diabetes <BR> <BR> Two new studies from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium found that the presence of chronic kidney disease itself can be a strong indicator of the risk of death and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) even in patients without hypertension or diabetes. Both hypertension and diabetes are common conditions with chronic kidney disease with hyperte... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:24:16 EST Healthy People With High Urinary Protein Levels Ha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53169208 Healthy People With High Urinary Protein Levels Have Elevated Kidney Disease Risk <BR> <BR> Measuring the amount of protein lost in the urine can identify individuals at risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new study. The results suggest that a simple and low-cost urine screen is a promising way to address the epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). <BR> <BR> Read the article in full here: <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/0<BR>2/090211193805.htm </link> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:23:08 EST Kidney Disease Patients Reap Rewards Of Prevention http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53169196 Kidney Disease Patients Reap Rewards Of Prevention <BR> <BR> Making sure you see your doctor and have tests run on a regular basis can prevent serious complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study. The results suggest that patients who follow preventive measures are more likely to stay healthy. <BR> <BR> See the article in full here: <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/0<BR>5/090507173657.htm </link> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:21:19 EST Slow Walking Speed Linked With Premature Death in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53169180 Slow Walking Speed Linked With Premature Death in Kidney Disease Patients <BR> <BR> Kidney disease patients who have slower walking speed on physical performance tests seem to be more burdened by their disease than patients who perform well on lower extremity physical performance tests, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that measuring lower extremity physical performance may capture a complex... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:19:59 EST Methods to Repair Kidney Cells, Assess Kidney Func http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53169170 Methods to Repair Kidney Cells, Assess Kidney Function On the Horizon <BR> <BR> Researchers may have found a way to block kidney-destroying inflammation and help damaged kidney cells recover. <BR> <BR> Read the article in full here: <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/0<BR>4/130416121748.htm </link> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:18:03 EST Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53169153 Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat <BR> <BR> Functioning kidney built from newborn rat cells is a major step towards personalised transplant organs for people <BR> <BR> See the article in full here: <link>www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/apr/<BR>14/kidney-grown-lab-transplanted-animal </link> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:16:14 EST May Challenge: Healthy Family Makeover... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53169138 Official Healthy Family Makeover Challenge <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=42562 </link> <BR> <BR> I have joined this team and would LOVE to see you there! <BR> <BR> Jean Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:14:02 EST May Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53169130 Emoticon Loving your kidneys for a team goodie <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>248</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>274</em> <em>318</em> <em>34</em> <em>129</em> <em>52</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:12:20 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x53169112 <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Share your goals, issues, questions, keep in touch or just keep us posted! <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>232</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>379</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:10:58 EST May Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53169092 <em>7</em> <em>209</em> <em>91</em> <em>147</em> <em>284</em> <em>23</em> <em>318</em> <em>439</em> <em>207</em> <BR> <BR> Share your totals for a team goodie Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:08:50 EST May Team Get Up and Move Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53169084 <em>319</em> <em>237</em> <em>366</em> <em>315</em> <em>361</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness here for a goodie <BR> <BR> Aim for 2-3 days of strength training and 4-5 days of cardio Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:07:37 EST May Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x53169062 <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>194</em> <em>466</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> Track your beverage intake for a goodie - aim for 8-10 a day for kidney health! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:05:23 EST CKD and Insomnia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x53130006 I am having major problems with insomnia, frequently getting only 4 hours or less sleep in a night. Last night it was more like 2 or 3! This of course leaves me tired and foggy all day. Do any of you have any good solutions? I have read the articles on here about insomnia and can't find a solution as I am generally following their advice already. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:12:07 EST RP: Processed Red Meat Linked To Higher Risk.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53052696 Processed Red Meat Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart <BR> <BR> After reviewing worldwide evidence, U.S. researchers conclude eating processed red meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs and deli meats is linked to a much higher risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Unprocessed red meats (beef, lamb and pork) do not pose the same risks. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that every 50 gram (1.8 oz) increase in daily intake of processed meat (about 1 or 2 slices of ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:37:58 EST RP: 39 years on dialysis..can you imagine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53052681 <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/january1<BR>1/40yearsHemo_January11.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> click this link to read Bruce Schultz's story of Loving His Kidneys for 39 years on dialysis. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:36:54 EST RP: Myths about KIdney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x53052671 Overlooked, overworked and misunderstood. What part of the body meets this description? The kidneys! <BR> ––They work hard. They are on call morning, noon and night to filter toxins from your body and regulate fluids and blood pressure. <BR> ––Kidneys are overlooked. Most people don’t know where they are. (Kidneys are located near the back of your body near the waist.) <BR> ––The kidneys’ importance is not always understood. In fact, most people don’t know what kidneys do or the risk factors ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:35:56 EST RP: Top 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract Infe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53052642 Top 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract Infections <BR> <BR> Lots of folks have cranberries on their minds—and in their kitchens. What many may not know, however, is that cranberries can be more than just another side dish on the dinner table. They actually contain compounds that can help prevent recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). <BR> UTIs are common, painful and often treatable bacterial infections of the bladder that send nearly 10 million people, most of them women, to the doct... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:33:35 EST RP: Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53052634 Drinking alcohol affects many parts of your body, including your kidneys. A little alcohol—one or two drinks now and then—usually has no serious effects. However, excessive drinking–more than four drinks daily—can affect your health and worsen kidney disease. When experts talk about one drink, they are talking about one 12–ounce bottle of beer, one glass of wine, or one ounce (one shot) of “hard liquor.” <BR> <BR> The Centers for Disease Control estimates that most American adults (two out o... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:32:57 EST