Items Tagged ‘kidneys’

Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen


A reason to live

August 7, 2017

A reason to live

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Three years ago, my wife died, and I just gave up. I didn’t want to do dialysis anymore.”

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, US News


Trial for Life

October 6, 2015

Trial for Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It felt like I won the lottery from hell,” says Caitlin Flanary, a […]

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Tags: clinical trial, cysts, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, PKD, polycystic kidney disease