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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Transplant reunion celebrates donors, survivors, and second chances

At the UT Southwestern transplant reunion, recipients and their families pay tribute to those who have sacrificed and given them the gift of life.

5 tips for a healthy Ramadan fast

Fasting is central to observing Ramadan, and partnering with a primary care doctor can help you plan for a healthier celebration, particularly if you have chronic conditions.

CKM syndrome: The intersection of obesity, diabetes, heart and kidney diseases

Obesity, heart and kidney diseases, and diabetes are all connected, and now that the American Heart Association has formalized CKM syndrome, it could change the future of cardiology.

Lipid apheresis helps control chronic high cholesterol and FSGS

LDL apheresis can be a potentially lifesaving option for people with dangerously high cholesterol or who have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Christopher Webb, M.D., explains how the procedure works.

Making transplants easier for veterans and their families

UT Southwestern, working closely with the Dallas VA, is making access to lifesaving organ transplants easier and available closer to home for thousands of veterans and military families.

5 tips to find a living kidney or liver donor

Finding a living kidney or liver donor can be lifesaving. But asking for a gift that big is hard. Get tips, social media strategies, and conversation starters from an expert, Dr. Swee-Ling Levea.

Dual epidemics in Texas: Navigating kidney transplantation during COVID-19

Patients with kidney disease and living donors face new challenges in the wake of COVID-19. Get answers to pre- and post-transplant FAQs in this MedBlog.

Having a baby when you have kidney, heart, or cancer risks

Pregnancy is possible for many patients with kidney, heart, or cancer risks. See how maternal-fetal medicine experts help women achieve positive outcomes.

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

Designed specifically to serve patients with polycystic kidney disease, the clinic also is a resource for regional nephrologists.

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in one or both kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. It is the most common genetic disease of all, affecting one in 1,000 people.