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The Atlantic takes a look at the high cost of being sick AKF staff  |  Posted
Husband and wife calculating medical bills

The Atlantic magazine, long known for its “relentless pursuit of the ideas that matter and the stories that captivate,” published an in-depth look at the financial toll that illnesses—including chronic illnesses like kidney disease—take on patients.

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A dietitian’s guide to protein for dialysis patients Carolyn Feibig, M.S., R.D., L.D.  |  Posted
Protein for dialysis patients

Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts.

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My husband’s kidney wasn’t a match. A stranger’s was. Barbara Asofsky  |  Posted
Barbara and Doug Asofsky

When I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in 2002, my husband Doug and I knew that over time my kidneys would get worse. We also knew that, eventually, my kidneys would fail and I would need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.

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Chain reaction: Giving my kidney to a stranger Anthony DeGiulio  |  Posted
Anthony DeGuilio

My life changed when I watched a “60 Minutes” segment on living kidney donation in 2007. I had two healthy kidneys, but really only needed one. I decided then that I wanted to donate my kidney to save someone’s life.

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