With dialysis looming, Kenny’s living kidney transplant was the gift of a lifetime

Ja’Niece DeCay promised to love her husband through sickness and in health. What she didn’t realize was that one day she would offer an even greater sacrifice to her husband’s brother — her own kidney. The search for a lifesaving kidney Kenny DeCay was encouraged to get tested for kidney disease after his twin brother … Continue reading With dialysis looming, Kenny’s living kidney transplant was the gift of a lifetime

Why a plant-based diet might be better for your kidneys

There’s a lot of conversation around plant-based, vegan and vegetarian diets as the “healthy” choice. But what makes these diets better for us? Is this even scientifically true? That’s one area medical research continues to explore. Plant-based diets have already been proven to lower your risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes and obesity. As … Continue reading Why a plant-based diet might be better for your kidneys

How we became sisters through a kidney transplant

Melany needed a kidney. Jennifer was a living organ donor. Brought together by organ donation, two complete strangers share their journey to an unforeseen friendship. Melany: The diagnosis Growing up, I’ve always been pretty sickly. Many mountains have crossed my health path, first beginning with the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease known as Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading How we became sisters through a kidney transplant

The scoop on salt: You’re probably eating too much

It’s no secret a well-balanced diet has many health benefits. Information about the latest and greatest foods to eat is everywhere, from magazine covers to televisions shows to internet pop-up ads. But where do you begin? One approach is to look at information that’s been around for some time and has scientific backing from credible … Continue reading The scoop on salt: You’re probably eating too much

Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans annually. Bernard Fischbach, MD, a nephrologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about kidney disease. What is kidney disease?  The kidneys perform several vital roles: … Continue reading Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented