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Foodie Friday: Pizza Night

In some households, pizza is a family occasion and planned as a weekly treat.  This doesn't have to change if you have CKD or ESRD!  Its all about portion control and of course...the right recipe.  Here's a fantastic, low-sodium pizza dough recipe from our friends...

Nephrology Nurses Week

The American Nephrology Nurses Association has declared the second week of September Nephrology Nurses Week.   Nephrology Nurses oversee dialysis treatments required by patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure. They check and record patients’ vitals,...

My Story: Debbie Labud

My Name is: Debbie Labud I am a: Transplant Recipient My Story: I have a genetic disease called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.  Found out when I was 36 years old, by the time I was 46 I received a left lung transplant.  In 2017, my native lung started expanding...

My Story: Judy Gradisek

My Name is: Judy Gradisek I am a: Kidney/Pancreas Recipient My Story: "I was a diabetic since the age of 15; at the age of 40, I needed a kidney. November 2000 I received a kidney & pancreas.  In 2019, kidney was failing, my brother gave me a kidney in November...

My Story: Shelii Spana

My Name Is: Shelii Spana I am a: Transplant Recipient My Story: "My name is Sheli Spana, a pharmacist and Diabetes Educator for Madison, MS.  I lost both of my kidneys to lupus an immunocompromising disease that can affect any organ in your body.  Lupus affected...

Stories Are Powerful Tools

This 5-minute video is based on testimonials Balboa Nephrology and our partner, Evergreen Nephrology collected at the recent Transplant Games of America . The video's reflective commentary suggests that as a society, not just in San Diego but all over the world, we...

My Story: Stacie Becker

My Name Is: Stacie Becker I am a: Heart Transplant Recipient My Story: Diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at age 14.  20 first ICD. 21-17 hour major open heart surgery. 6 ICD changes.  December of 2016 listed for transplant. O+ blood, 99% antibodies.  I...

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