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

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

Paired kidney donation – A "medical matchmaker"

Approximately 85,000 people in the United States are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. With this tremendous shortage, many patients find themselves turning to family members and friends in hopes of a lifesaving match. Unfortunately, only 40 to 50% of potential donor candidates are found to be compatible with their recipient. If no … Continue reading Paired kidney donation – A "medical matchmaker"