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Family Health History

January 13, 2016


Compiling your Family Health History can provide important clues in diagnosing conditions in yourself and others in your family.

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World Kidney Day – March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

Today is March 12, 2015 – It is World Kidney Day. I invite everyone of you to drink a glass of clean, safe water today. I also invite you to give a glass of clean, safe water to someone else in celebration of your kidneys. Make a toast to all the brave survivors out there […]

A Physician responds to OpenNotes critics

August 1, 2014


There’s a very good article in KevinMD by Dr. Peter Elias, a family physician who really works with his patient as a member of the team.

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Mike Lawing’s summary of the Dublin KCA meeting

July 24, 2014


Mike Lawing has produced a beautiful and thorough report from the Ninth European Kidney Cancer Symposium, Dublin, April 2014.

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On Happiness and the Weather

May 11, 2014


We can’t control what happens to us. We can only control how we respond. Wishing you happy days and a Very Happy Life … no matter what.

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Healthcare report from the Ukraine

April 15, 2014


Inna Krulko from Ukraine reports on the International Kidney Cancer Coalition meeting in Amsterdam #IKCC14. In addition to her summary of the conference she gives us some glimpses into the kidney cancer situation in Ukraine.

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What do you think about radiation exposure in medical imaging?

April 13, 2014


Please respond to this brief survey about radiation in medical imaging. http://bit.ly/rpm-safety

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Kidney Cancer Support Groups sharing ideas

April 11, 2014


I was honored to be part of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) conference last week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Braeden’s Challenges

March 1, 2014


Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston, fights with passion for his grandson’s health and quality of life. Braeden has a rare condition that presents him and his family with significant challenges.

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GoViral Seeks Assistance: New Study on Generating and Using Community Disease Data

February 1, 2014


Flu Near You is a free and real-time online Cold & Flu surveillance system, a next-generation study that will revolutionize infectious disease prevention and awareness.

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