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Fourteenth Annual Raven Rock Ramble Is Biggest Ever

May 12, 2015

The Raven Rock Ramble is a 100-mile bike ride which promotes awareness of organ donation issues and benefits the UNC Kidney Center. It is organized by David Cole who is a cyclist and a kidney transplant recipient. David Cole, Director of the Raven Rock Ramble bike ride, said that this year’s event, which took place … Read more

Vasculitis Support Group Convenes for Spring Meeting

May 6, 2015

The NC/Raleigh Chapter of the Vasculitis Support Group consists of vasculitis patients, family members and friends who have joined together to share experience, information and support in their journey with vasculitis. This group meets twice a year and meetings include updates and discussion on vasculitis health are topics and study updates, as well as time … Read more

2015 Carolina Care Excellence Awards Include Patrick Nachman, MD

May 3, 2015

UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. At UNC Medical Center, a selection of providers representing different areas of medicine and health care received the highest possible honors from the patients they serve. UNC Kidney Center’s Patrick Nachman, … Read more

Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis

April 30, 2015

This podcast features Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis, or Fibrillary GN. He answers questions from a patient which include: What is Fibrillary GN? Why do I have protein in my urine? What are the symptoms of Fibrillary GN? How did I get it? How do you treat this disease? Listen to … Read more

FSGS – Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis

April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease FSGS. He answers questions from a patient such as “What is FSGS?”, “How did I get the disease?” and “Is there a cure for FSGS?” Listen to the full length recording (8 min) Full-Length Track What is FSGS? How did I get this disease? What … Read more

Immunizations Discussion

April 30, 2015

UNC Kidney Center Director Dr Ron Falk is joined by Dr. David Weber, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. In this recording, “Immunizations and the Immunocompromised Patient,” Drs Falk and Weber discuss immunizations and the recommendations for patients whose immune systems … Read more

Healing Through Acupuncture

April 30, 2015

Although not part of the traditional Western medicine regime, acupuncture can be helpful in the healing process of a patient. In this podcast, Dr. Falk speaks with Dr. Wunian Chen, an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine physician. Vasculitis patient Dianne also participates in the discussion. Kidney patients, vasculitis patients, or any patient might find this conversation … Read more

IgA Nephropathy

April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease IgA Nephropathy. This covers questions patients might frequently ask when first diagnosed with IgA, such as “What is IgA Nephropathy?” and “How did I get it?” and covers other questions of interest such as “Are fish oils helpful?” and “Should patients have their tonsils removed?” … Read more

Being There For Your Friend with Vasculitis

April 30, 2015

When someone has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with vasculitis, that person might not know what to say or what to do. Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH helps friends of vasculitis patients understand what it is like to live with the disease in this two-part podcast featuring Dr. Ron Falk, UNC Kidney … Read more


April 30, 2015

These podcasts feature Dr. Ron Falk discussing the kidney disease Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease (Anti-GBM.) He answers questions from a patient which include: What is Anti-GBM Disease? Is Anti-GBM the same as Goodpasture’s Syndrome? Is Anti-GBM caused by inhaling chemicals? How do you treat Anti-GBM Disease? Will Anti-GBM Disease come back in a transplant? Am … Read more