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 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 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 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 RP: Processed foods with phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x53052617 Processed foods with phosphorus additives contribute to chronic kidney disease <BR> <BR> Processed and fast foods enriched with phosphorus additives may play a role in health disparities in chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . <BR> <BR> Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc, lead author; Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc, senior author; (University of Miami Medical School) and colleagues analyzed phosphate levels in ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:31:47 EST April Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52780946 Play trivia share your results here and get a goodie. <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>248</em> <em>491</em> <em>478</em> <em>477</em> <em>318</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>52</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:45:53 EST April Team Get Up and Move Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52780923 Aim for three 10 minute bouts of exercise a day and track it here for a goodie! <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>362</em> <em>135</em> <em>319</em> <em>34</em> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>216</em> <em>131</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:44:31 EST April Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52780902 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Track your beverage intake here for a goodie! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:43:24 EST April Challenges and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52780883 Are you joining a new challenge this month or creating new goals? <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:42:03 EST April Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52780869 <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:41:00 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52780863 <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> Happy April! <BR> <BR> Share your goals - keep in touch, let us know how you are doing! <BR> Jean <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:40:30 EST Kidney Disease & Celiac Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52743984 Celiac Disease, like so many other diseases, impacts our kidneys. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a page Ciliac.com that summarizes all the current news about Celiac and its impact on kidneys. <BR> <BR> <link>www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Dis<BR>ease-Research%3A-Associated-Diseases-a<BR>nd-Disorders/Kidney-Disease-and-Celiac<BR>-Disease/ </link> <BR> <BR> Among the current article titles: <BR> <BR> Increased Risk of End-stage Renal Disease in People with Celiac Disease <BR> Celiac Pati... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:24:13 EST legislation to help kidney transplant recipients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52730870 From an email I received from the National Kidney Foundation: <BR> <BR> Congress has introduced legislation to help kidney transplant recipients maintain access to immunosuppresive drugs. This is a high legislative priority for the National Kidney Foundation because improving access to these drugs helps transplant recipients protect the viability of their new kidney. <BR> <BR> Kidney transplant recipients who are eligible for Medicare due to irreversible kidney failure, but who are not Med... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:35:50 EST RP: Many dialysis patients may not understand impo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52669691 Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information <BR> <BR> Many patients on dialysis may not understand medical information critical to their wellbeing, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The results suggest that clinicians must understand and address the limited health literacy of patients with kidney disease. <BR> <BR> Patients with limited health literacy—the ability to obtain, process, and... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:29:31 EST RP: How much of a difference can one nephrologist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52669684 How much of a difference can one nephrologist make? <BR> <BR> How much of a difference can one nephrologist make? <BR> <BR> Rebecca Zumoff 5/2/2011 <BR> <BR> NKF president Lynda A. Szczech, MD, MSCE, calls on nephrologists to help lower the burden of kidney disease through prevention efforts. <BR> <BR> During her address at the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meetings, NKF president Lynda A. Szczeh, MD, MSCE, told an anecdote about a 44-year-old black man, Walter, who she me... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:28:48 EST RP: FIVE ways to stop A-salting your kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52669675 Make reading food labels a habit. Sodium content is always listed on food labels. Sodium content can vary from brand to brand, so compare and choose the lowest sodium product. Certain foods don’t taste particularly salty but are actually high in sodium, such as cottage cheese, so it’s critical to check labels. <BR> <BR> Stick to fresh meats, fruits and vegetables rather than their packaged counterparts, which tend to be higher in sodium. <BR> <BR> Avoid spices and seasonings that contain ad... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:27:50 EST RP:Top 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract Infec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52669639 <BR> 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 th... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:25:34 EST RP: Top 10 Dialysis Diet Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52669617 <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june09/D<BR>ietTips_june09.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Apples are Okay, but Bananas are not... <BR> Top 10 Dialysis Diet Tips <BR> <BR> If you have chronic kidney disease, good nutrition and diet are critical components of the treatment plan. The recommended diet, including amounts of protein, calories and nutrients, changes depending on how much kidney function you have. For those beginning dialysis treatment, monitoring your diet is essential to staying heal... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:23:29 EST RP: Is Kidney Donation Safe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52669586 http://www.kidney.org/email_templates/Kidn<BR>eyCare/spring10/KidneyDonation.cfm <BR> (THIS LINK NO LONGER WORKS) - but I wanted to include it - as to where I got the info. <BR> <BR> Is Kidney Donation Safe? <BR> <BR> Giving a kidney to someone who needs a transplant is a very generous thing to do. But can it lead to kidney problems in the donor? Most people do not experience health problems as a result of donation. A large study of the long-term effects of kidney donation had good news fo... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:20:43 EST 5 Factors to Consider B4 Popping a Pill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52518292 66% of all prescriptions are cleared by our kidneys. This can cause meds to build up in your system when your kidneys aren't functioning at peak performance. Your prescribed dosages could be creating unintended elevated levels. <BR> <BR> Here's more from the HuffPost Healthy Living section. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/les<BR>lie-spry-md-facp/kidneys-medications_b<BR>_2852631.html </link> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:21:00 EST Sign up for email & Win Amazon Gift Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52389014 From SP Staff: (in case you haven't subscribed to their blog) <BR> <BR> "Here's a super easy way to enter to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. All you have to do is sign up for our Special Offers email newsletter by March 15, 2013 to be entered to win! <BR> <BR> By subscribing to this email, you'll discover special deals and coupons from both SparkPeople partners and advertisers who help us keep the site free! Rest assured, we will never share your address with anyone else. Here’s wha... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:19:53 EST On Spark Today: Transplant Centers Struggle.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52380250 Transplant Centers Struggle With Donors’ Obesity <BR> Link on Spark Today <BR> <BR> <link>well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/tr<BR>ansplant-centers-struggle-with-donors-<BR>obesity/?nl=health </link> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:37:18 EST RP: Natures Health Chart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52380235 <link>www.mountainwings.com/past/healthcha<BR>rt.htm </link> <BR> <BR> While this is NOT a health website - Nathanial Bronner is a Christian man who is a scientist and is a promoter of healthy eating. This health chart is interesting and I want to share the info. <BR> <BR> Jean Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:36:33 EST RP: The Right Food Can Help Fight Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52380223 <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/TheR<BR>ightFood.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> While this is something our team really focuses on - I want to share the info. <BR> Jean Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:35:30 EST Trivia - Share your Q's and answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52327022 Ok lets mix this up a bit... you can share your Q and A's if you wish. <BR> <BR> Or just your stats. <BR> <BR> Good luck! if you play. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:56:38 EST March Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52327006 <em>361</em> <em>185</em> <em>216</em> <em>318</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes here for a goodie! <BR> <BR> For Kidney Health aim for atleast 3 - 10 minute exercise bouts a day. <BR> <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:55:12 EST March - Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x52326988 <em>274</em> <em>466</em> <em>469</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Get your ten beverages in a day...for Kidney health aim for atleast 8 8 oz servings a day. <BR> <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:53:44 EST March Challeng es/Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52326952 <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> Are you doing a challenge this month? <BR> <BR> Please share your challenge and or your goals here and let us know how you are doing in meeting them. <BR> <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:51:48 EST March Love Your Kidneys with an emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52326938 <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:50:29 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52326931 <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe it is March already? <BR> <BR> Chat, share info or links or just hang out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>407</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:50:01 EST Can I lower my creatinine levels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52291321 Yes! <BR> <BR> Renal diets focus on controlling protein, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and liquids. <BR> <BR> Read more: <link>www.ehow.com/way_5390613_diet-lower-<BR>creatinine-levels.html </link> <BR> <BR> Although I tend to stick with the National Kidney Foundation website - I wanted to do a quick search on what I know - to lower your creatinine levels - limit your protein, potatssium, phosphorus and sodium. The only thing that I do different than what this site says - I have increas... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:52:33 EST Prediabetes and Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52291273 Prediabetes describes the condition of someone who is on their way to developing diabetes. Before having diabetes, people usually have “pre-diabetes.” This is a new name for a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. A person with prediabetes cannot handle sugar as well as they should. Even though diabetes is not full blown, high sugar levels in prediabetes can be causing problems throughout the body. One of th... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:50:19 EST Going for an Angiogram? Ask About Your Kidneys. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x52291208 Going for an Angiogram? Ask About Your Kidneys. <BR> <BR> When doctors look at your blood vessels with an imaging test, they may need to inject a dye. Contrast dye is used for many procedures such as a CT scan with contrast or coronary or heart x-ray (angiogram). But, sometimes the dye can cause serious problems in the kidneys. Find out what can be done before the procedure to help protect your kidneys. <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:47:30 EST Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52186477 From MSN Living: <BR> <BR> Here's the first few paragraphs: <BR> <BR> TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana products, also known as Spice or K2, are potentially very dangerous for the kidneys, new research suggests. <BR> <BR> Case studies analyzed by doctors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that this designer drug, which mimics the effects of marijuana, has been directly linked to serious kidney damage. <BR> <BR> The researchers suggested that doctors ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:07:02 EST Updated Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52151621 <BR> They're changing the way our kidney disease measured to provide a more accurate determination of what stage we are in. Wow! It seems like a small change, but it could have a big impact! Here's the first paragraph from the National Kidney Foundation article: <BR> <BR> New York, NY (December 27, 2012) – An updated, global version of the groundbreaking National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) guideline Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation, Classif... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:43:32 EST Woman Donates Kidney to Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x52099111 <BR> Here's a nice little article from the Today show <BR> <BR> <link>celebrate.today.com/_news/2013/02/12<BR>/16936917-woman-donates-kidney-to-husb<BR>and-just-before-valentines-day?lite&oc<BR>id=msnhp&pos=5 </link> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:26:19 EST Heavy Metals' Impact on kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x52096199 This is a pretty dry read, but stick with it because it talks about how metals cumulate in our kidneys and most docs aren't trained to look for it or how to treat it. PERHAPS this impacting those of us with debilitating, chronic body symptoms that no one is explaining. <BR> <BR> I'm on my iPhone - I can't get the LINK feature to work today, so you'll have to cut and paste this link in your browser window. <BR> <BR> http://sitemaker.umich.edu/merg/files/hu<BR>_metals_chapter_in_mccally.pd... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:44:28 EST February Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51919174 You can post your progress or your questions and answers here... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:37:57 EST February - team water challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51919158 Come on team - Love your kidneys and drink your water <BR> <BR> 8 a day and post it here - goodie time at the end of each week! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>478</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:36:51 EST February - team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51919133 I am going to challenge you to get 10 minutes of exercise a day and log it here - I will give out goodies at the end of the month. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:35:30 EST February Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51919115 What challenge are you doing this month? Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:34:34 EST February - Love Your Kidneys Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51919101 <em>214</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:33:47 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51919070 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Happy February team! <BR> <BR> What are your goals this month? <BR> <BR> How are you doing? <BR> <BR> This month is going to be even crazier for me than last month - I have a few birthdays and it is mine and Don's 24th Anniversary - woohoo! <BR> <BR> School is going well - I have been job testing to work on the internet from home. Dad has been back in the hospital. <BR> <BR> Love y... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:32:20 EST Today on Spark: Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51584436 <BR> Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=672365 </link> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:17:31 EST Today On Spark:High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51555624 High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=672308 </link> <BR> <BR> jean Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:45:14 EST January Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51397143 How are you doing with trivia? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>147</em> <em>493</em> <em>324</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:38:43 EST Janaury Track your beverage intake here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51397126 <em>466</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> Beverage intake Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:37:36 EST January Track your fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51397111 <em>319</em> <em>364</em> <em>185</em> <em>318</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness here Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:36:47 EST January Emoticon Love your Kidneys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51397079 <em>412</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:35:09 EST New Year Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51397069 <em>347</em> <em>192</em> <em>274</em> <em>364</em> <em>317</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for 2013? <BR> <BR> I am buying the fitbit to motivate me to continue on my journey! <BR> I want to lose another 17 pounds - I do small goals, due to my ankle. <BR> <BR> I will continue to eat healthier - but plan to eat even healthier this year. <BR> MY 50th birthday is in 4 months. I want to look and feel better!!! <BR> <BR> God willing - my ankle cooperates, I can walk 40-60 m... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:34:29 EST Happy New Year - January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51396973 <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I hope as you start the new year you are planning to continue your journey to a healthier stronger you! <BR> <BR> God Bless you! <BR> Jean Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:29:02 EST Today on Spark: Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51245469 Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=671715 </link> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:31:09 EST RP: Prediabetes? What does it mean for your kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x51228616 You can read the message here: <BR> <link>www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diabet<BR>es/the-basics/diabetes-and-chronic-kid<BR>ney-disease/e/427 </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:34:02 EST RP: High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x51228603 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>... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:32:54 EST RP: Going for an Angiogram? Ask About Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x51228586 Going for an Angiogram? Ask About Your Kidneys. <BR> <BR> When doctors look at your blood vessels with an imaging test, they may need to inject a dye. Contrast dye is used for many procedures such as a CT scan with contrast or coronary or heart x-ray (angiogram). But, sometimes the dye can cause serious problems in the kidneys. Find out what can be done before the procedure to help protect your kidneys. <link>www.kidney.org/email_templates/Kidne<BR>yCare/summer10/Angiogram.cfm </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:30:29 EST RP: Many dialysis patients may not understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x51228562 Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information <BR> <BR> Many patients on dialysis may not understand medical information critical to their wellbeing, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The results suggest that clinicians must understand and address the limited health literacy of patients with kidney disease. <BR> <BR> Patients with limited health literacy—the ability to obtain, process, and... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:28:24 EST RP: Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x51228542 Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death can be Successfully Transplanted <BR> <BR> An article published in The Lancet reveals that kidneys donated after cardiac death from withdrawal of life support function as well for recipients as kidneys donated from standard brain-death donors. <BR> <BR> The UK study calls for the kidneys to become a part of the country's donor allocation system. <BR> <BR> &#8232;Professor J Andrew Bradley, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and ... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:26:49 EST RP: Processed Red Meat Linked To Higher Risk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x51228528 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 deli meat or 1 hot dog), was linked to a 42 percent higher ri... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:25:22 EST Can You help me? I need input please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51058599 I am working on a speech for one of my classes - I am working on sharing information about CKD. I will NOT reveal any names just stats. However, if you are OK with me using your spark name or first name please let me know that. Thank you. <BR> <BR> Please answer which ever questions you feel comfortable answering. I will leave this questionnaire up until Wednesday - then I will need to compile the info. <BR> <BR> 1.) What stage were you in when diagnosed? Now? <BR> <BR> 2.) Do you fe... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:37:51 EST December Tracking for Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51030385 <em>444</em> <em>447</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>447</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> Whether is is building a snowman, decorating your house or baking all day long - it is activity Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:42:10 EST December Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x51030377 <em>408</em> <em>287</em> <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> Beverage Tracking for December Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:41:07 EST December - Gift a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51030347 Who ever you post above, please gift a goodie for December. <BR> May we all be blessed with much love and many blessings this holiday season! <BR> Jean <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>446</em> <em>442</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:38:37 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51030336 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>425</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Team! <BR> May you all be healthy and loving your kidneys! <BR> Jean <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:37:30 EST Grapefrute may turn more drugs deadly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x51003290 From NBC News: <BR> <BR> "If you kick-start your day with a glass of grapefruit juice, be careful. <BR> <BR> Canadian scientists say the number of common prescription drugs that can interact badly with the tart citrus is climbing, with the potential for dangerous, even deadly, results. <BR> <BR> Twenty-six new drugs that can cause serious harm when mixed with grapefruit have been introduced in the past four years alone, bringing the total to 43, said Dr. David Bailey, a clinical pharmaco... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:55:05 EST RP:Sports Drinks impact on kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50993102 Article from NaturalNews.com entitled: "Sports drinks are sometimes better than water, but can also cause kidney stones and osteoporosis" <BR> <BR> 1st paragraph: <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) Sports drinks are a favorite of athletes and some exercisers to quench their thirst and replenish lost nutrients. These drinks contain calcium, sodium and other minerals called electrolytes. An imbalance of electrolytes may be harmful. Sports drinks can help prevent or decrease some conditions by increasing... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:04:32 EST RP: Reference guide for minerals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50993084 Certain kidney diseases make it difficult for some to excrete excess potassium. ... Some kidney diseases interfere with sodium excretion, causing fluid retention ... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/referen<BR>ce_minerals.asp </link> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:03:01 EST RP: THE RIGHT FOOD CAN HELP FIGHT KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50993067 THE RIGHT FOOD CAN HELP FIGHT KIDNEY DISEASE <BR> Las Vegas, NV---Eating poorly, smoking and obesity can cause kidney disease in otherwise healthy people, according to new research presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings held here this week. <BR> <BR> Researchers led by Alexander Chang, MD of Loyola University Medical Center found that people with normal kidney function and no hypertension or diabetes whose diet was high in red meat, sugar-sweetened beverages... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:01:38 EST RP: Processed foods with phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50993044 Processed foods with phosphorus additives contribute to chronic kidney disease <BR> 9/17/2010 <BR> <BR> Processed and fast foods enriched with phosphorus additives may play a role in health disparities in chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . <BR> <BR> Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc, lead author; Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc, senior author; (University of Miami Medical School) and colleagues analyzed phosp... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:00:00 EST RP: Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50993032 <BR> Drinking alcohol affects many parts of your body, including your kidneys. <BR> 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 adult... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:59:07 EST RP: If I need pain medicines, what can I do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50993007 If I need pain medicines, what can I do to keep my kidneys healthy? <BR> Kidney disease caused by pain relievers is often preventable. Here are some things you can do to help keep your kidneys healthy. <BR> <BR> How you take these medicines makes a difference: <BR> Make sure you read the warning label before using any over–the–counter analgesics. <BR> <BR> Do not use over–the–counter pain relievers more than 10 days for pain or more than three days for fever. If you have pain or fever for a... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:57:12 EST How did you do you in Trivia today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50652415 How did you do you in Trivia today? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was 3 for 3! <BR> <BR> Going to do Nov 2 right now. <BR> <BR> Jean Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:11:54 EST November Exercise Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50652410 <em>33</em> <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <em>364</em> <em>362</em> <em>294</em> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Track your exercise here Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:10:56 EST November Beverage Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50652407 <em>469</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> <em>478</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>297</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:09:54 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x50652404 <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> My goals this month are to continue to eat healthy, exercise 2 -4 days a week, be thankful!! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:09:12 EST November Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x50652397 <em>429</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:08:05 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x50652396 Sorry team! A day late! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it is November already? <BR> <BR> Mom's surgery went well yesterday morning - school is work work work! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving Month for you Americans! <BR> Happy Fall too! <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 00:07:27 EST Why Kidneys From Older Donors Do Not Last As Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50601477 Kidneys from older donors often do not survive long after transplantation because of certain structural dysfunctions that can occur as the kidney ages, according to a new study. The findings indicate that the number of functioning glomeruli—the filtering units of the kidney—drops significantly with age, leading to a self-perpetuating injury in the rest of the kidney. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/0<BR>9/080924175156.htm </link> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:36:04 EST Tissue-E gineered Kidneys: Researchers Make.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50601469 Tissue-Engineered Kidneys: Researchers Make Important Strides <BR> <BR> With a worldwide shortage of kidneys for patients who need kidney transplants, researchers are diligently working to find ways to engineer new kidney tissue from a patient's own cells or another source. They've come a step closer to realizing that goal with a breakthrough described in an upcoming Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) study. The advance could lead to more options for individuals with kidney... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:35:06 EST Compound Found in Purple Corn May Aid in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50601435 <BR> Compound Found in Purple Corn May Aid in Developing Future Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most serious complications related to diabetes, often leading to end-stage kidney disease.... <BR> <BR> read the entire article here: <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/0<BR>9/120918184756.htm </link> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:32:44 EST RP: Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50601402 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... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:30:07 EST RP: staying active might mean staying alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50601391 <BR> For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <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 American Society Nephrology. The findings indicate that, as in the general population, exercise has significant health benefits for individuals with kidney dysfunction. <BR> <BR> Many patients with chronic kidney disease die prematurely, but not ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:28:55 EST RP:Top 10 Dialysis Diet Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50601378 Top 10 Dialysis Diet Tips <BR> <BR> Apples are Okay, but Bananas are not... <BR> <BR> If you have chronic kidney disease, good nutrition and diet are critical components of the treatment plan. The recommended diet, including amounts of protein, calories and nutrients, changes depending on how much kidney function you have. For those beginning dialysis treatment, monitoring your diet is essential to staying healthy. Here are some tips to keep you on track: <BR> <BR> Eat a high protein foo... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:27:48 EST Hi! from BC, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x50572766 Joined this team not only for myself but for my Mother, we have Polycystic Kidney Disease with liver involvement. I"ve know since I was 21 that I had PKD but now that I am approaching 40 my labs are really starting to throw wonky numbers and an facing the fact I need to step up and do some lifestyle changes necessary to slow the progression and preserve my kidney function Running at GFR of 45 right now. My mom is gearing up for peritoneal dialysis as she's running at GFR 10. Wanted to say hi!... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:21:53 EST Karras...e periencing kidney failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50330775 <BR> Former All-Pro Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras passed away Wednesday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 77. <BR> Karras had been given just days to live after recently experiencing kidney failure. <BR> <BR> To see the article in its entirety please click this link: <BR> <BR> <link>sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-<BR>corner/former-lions-star-alex-karras-g<BR>rave-condition-211021452--nfl.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:59:32 EST a bit of motivation: 25 ways to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50281388 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today - an article on Spark <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1062 </link> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 11:52:33 EST Today on Spark: Home Dialysis an Option for Some W http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50269704 Home Dialysis an Option for Some With Chronic Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=669358 </link> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:10:34 EST RP: Myths About Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50177466 <link>www.kidney.org/email_templates/kidne<BR>ycare/winter10/MythsAboutKD.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Overlooked, overworked and misunderstood. What part of the body meets this description? The kidneys! <BR> <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’... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:52:22 EST RP: Kidney Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50177432 How much do you think you know about your kidneys? <BR> Take the quiz! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/kidneyDisease/kidneyQ<BR>uiz.cfm </link> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:50:19 EST RP: Contrast dye used in diagnostic imaging more l http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x50177422 Contrast dye used in diagnostic imaging more likely to damage women's kidneys <BR> <BR> 4/28/2011 <BR> <BR> <BR> Las Vegas -- Women are more likely to experience kidney damage after undergoing a diagnostic procedure that includes injecting dye into their bodies, according to new research presented at the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meetings. <BR> <BR> Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found that women were 60%more likely than men to develop the kidney injury known as ra... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:49:35 EST RP: High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50177392 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 ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:47:24 EST RP: Top 5 Ways to Keep Both Your Kidneys and Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50177371 The article below can be found on this website: <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/february<BR>11/valentinespecial_february11.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Top 5 ways to keep both your kidneys and heart healthy <BR> <BR> 1.Have your physician test you for both heart and kidney disease. It turns out that heart disease is a risk factor for kidney disease and kidney disease is a known risk factor for heart disease. Hence, if you know you have one, you should have yourself tested for the other. <BR> ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:46:08 EST RP:Drinking alcohol affects your kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x50177355 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> The Centers for Disease Control estimates that most American adults (two out of thre... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:44:58 EST October Challenge: Post Calorie Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50177322 <em>471</em> <em>297</em> <em>147</em> <em>291</em> <em>476</em> <em>22</em> <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> How many calories are your goal and how many did you consume? <BR> <BR> I really need this motivation to get back to using my tracker daily. <BR> <BR> Jean Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:42:41 EST October Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50177282 <em>297</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> <em>478</em> <BR> <BR> Track your Beverages Here Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:39:59 EST October Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x50177255 <em>427</em> <em>216</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness here Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:38:37 EST October Emoticon Loving Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x50177241 <em>465</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:37:33 EST