Transplant Chronicles fall 2013

Weight Gain after Transplant: A Dietitian Weighs In

Did you gain weight post-transplant? If so, you're not alone. Excessive weight gain affects about two thirds of all kidney transplant recipients. Find out why and learn about other serious diseases linked with weight gain and obesity.

A Mother Gives Life in More Ways Than One

As a 14-year-old high school sophomore, Damien Castro was a talented basketball and football player with dreams of joining the NFL — until the day he got a fever he couldn't shake. Days soon turned into weeks. Read his kidney story and hear how his mother gave him the gift of life.

5 Tips to a Lifetime of Healthy Habits

Changing habits can be difficult at first, but once you establish new healthy behaviors, they will become your new norm. Here are 5 tips to help you get started towards your weight loss goals.

Weight: What Are the Magic Numbers?

Everyone's bodies are built differently, so how can you determine if you are at a healthy weight? Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference are a great starting point. Find out how to calculate these numbers and what they mean.

JusticeNew Patient Resources!

We've revamped the patient resources section of our website. This new page consolidates all our outside resources and referrals. Check it out!

JusticeAdvocacy Update: Immunosuppressive Drugs

Extending Medicare's coverage of immunosuppressive drugs has been one of the National Kidney Foundation's top legislative priorities for many years. The question is, are we getting anywhere? Find out in our latest advocacy update.


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