Powerful Patient Blog

Developments in Renal Medullary Carcinoma

January 20, 2018

Cora Connor shares her brother’s story of renal medullary carcinoma and its association with Sickle Cell trait. It is not necessary to have Sickle Cell disease to have RMC.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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