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Kidney Disease: A Patient’s Perspective

May 25, 2015

Paul was still a teenager when he was diagnosed with kidney disease. His kidneys stopped working and he went on dialysis for 9 months before receiving a kidney transplant from his sister. Twelve years after receiving a kidney transplant, Paul shares his experiences with kidney disease in this conversation with Dr. Ron Falk. Listen to … Read more

Membranous Nephropathy

May 25, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk talking with a patient about the kidney disease Membranous Nephropathy. Questions and answers include, “What is Membranous Nephropathy?”, “How did I get this disease?” “What symptoms might I experience?”, “What types of treatments are available?” and “Will I get better?” Dr. Romulo Colindres provides the Spanish translations. Listen to … Read more

Membranous Treatments

May 25, 2015

Dr. Ron Falk discusses issues surrounding treatment for the disease Membranous Nephropathy. Discussions include topics such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood thinners, and steroids, among many others. Dr. Romulo Colindres provides the Spanish translations. Listen to the full length recording (13 min) Full-Length Track What is the nephrotic syndrome? Cholesterol-lowering drugs Swelling and Steroids Toxic effects … Read more

Stress Management

May 25, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center has produced a five-week stress management techniques podcast aimed at patients and their families. The video podcast features William Frey, Assistant Manager of UNC Training and Talent Development, Instructor of UNC’s Mindfulness based Stress Reduction program, publisher of Stress Tips, and certified professional co-active coach. With the help of these five … Read more

David Cole’s Story

May 25, 2015

David Cole shares his story in this podcast on how he went from a very healthy athlete, to a person diagnosed with kidney disease. And then, how his life changed after having a kidney transplant. David has organized the Raven Rock Ramble, a 100-mile bike ride which promotes awareness of organ donation issues, and benefits … Read more

Minimal Change Disease

May 25, 2015

This podcast features Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease Minimal Change Disease, with a parent of a child who has the disease. He answers questions such as “What causes Minimal Change Disease?” and “What steps can I take to ensure optimal health?” Listen to the full length recording (9 min) Full-Length Track What is … Read more

Kidney Transplant: Two Sisters

May 25, 2015

This podcast features two former UNC kidney transplant patients, Marisa McLeod, who donated her kidney to her sister Carmen Conry in 1991. Eighteen years after their transplant, they share their experience with Dr. Randy Detwiler, who is director of the UNC Kidney Transplant program. They both discuss the transplant, how it has impacted their lives, … Read more

Integrative Medicine Discussion

May 25, 2015

In this podcast, Dr. Ron Falk discusses integrative medicine with Dr. Remy Coeytaux, an integrative medicine physician who practices at the Integrative Health Center of Chapel Hill, who blends traditional and complementary or alternative methods in caring for patients. Also participating in the discussion is vasculitis patient Dianne. Kidney patients, vasculitis patients, or any patient … Read more

Diabetic Kidney Disease

May 18, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Amy Mottl discussing diabetic kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy. She answers questions from a patient such as “What is diabetes?”, “What kind of damage does diabetes do to my body?” and “What are my options for treatment?” Listen to the full length recording (14 min) Full-Length Track What is diabetes? Can … Read more

2015 GDCN Meeting Brings Researchers and Physicians Together

May 15, 2015

The GDCN was established in 1985 as a means of enhancing communication and research efforts between community nephrology offices, academic nephrology & pathology departments, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Its purpose is to learn more about the causes and pathogenesis of glomerular diseases, as well as to find … Read more