Kidney Disease

Why Are Black People More at Risk to Develop FSGS Kidney Disease?

FSGS, a rare kidney disease, occurs more commonly in Blacks than Whites, largely because of specific genetic variants prevalent among those of African ancestry. Focal...

Famous Black Celebs With Kidney Disease and How They Manage Their Health

When Black-ish star Anthony Anderson was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002, he was blindsided, but knew he had to take charge of his health. After...

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

While there is no cure for chronic kidney disease (CKD), those living with the condition can improve their outcome through close monitoring alongside their...

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

More than 1 in 7 adults in the U.S. may have chronic kidney disease (CKD)—and most people don’t know they have it. Kidney diseases are...

Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine as a Dialysis Patient

It’s safe to say that the past year has been difficult for everyone, but as a patient with chronic kidney disease, it was particularly...

NephCure’s COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for Kidney Disease Patients

With the release of the new COVID-19 vaccines come feelings of hope and relief, along with a few questions. Considering all of the new...

FSGS

Black Health Matters Talks FSGS With NephCure’s Lauren Lee

Black Health Matters sat down with Lauren Lee, executive vice president of Stakeholder Engagement at NephCure Kidney International, a patient advocacy organization, to discuss...

Coronavirus FAQs for Kidney Patients

Kidney patients, like other people with underlying conditions, should be especially aware of COVD-19 and the impact it can have on their lives. We’ve...

Famous Black Celebs With Kidney Disease and How They Manage Their Health

When Black-ish star Anthony Anderson was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002, he was blindsided, but knew he had to take charge of his health. After...

Health Priority: FSGS

FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a rare kidney condition that is the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder) amongst African Americans. The...

How Can I Find a Clinical Trial?

There are many clinical trial opportunities and new ones are developed every day. Your health-care provider may be aware of opportunities in your area....

Is FSGS Caused by a Genetic Variant?

31 million: That is the number of individuals affected by some form of kidney disease in the United States. Although that number is astronomical,...

Is There a Light at the End of the Dark Tunnel of Kidney Disease in Children?

This month at Black Health Matters, we are focusing on kidney disease and kidney health. As part of our Black Health Matters Fall Summit 2020,...

Kidney Disease: A Plan to Regain Control

A chance to tour with Pitbull led rapper David Rush to explore his options Kidney disease and African Americans are not friends. We are at...

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