• Photo of Doctor Matthew R. Weir, M.D.

    Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dr. Matthew Weir discusses chronic kidney disease. 

    According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Anyone can develop chronic kidney disease at any age.

    Listen along to learn more about prevention and treatments for this condition.

  • Photo of Doctor Silke V. Niederhaus, M.D.

    Silke Niederhaus on living kidney donation

    More than 96,000 people need a kidney transplant, but fewer than 17,000 get one each year. This is due to an ongoing shortage of donor organs. At age 11, Dr. Silke Niederhaus’ kidneys failed. She began dialysis and was placed on the transplant wait list. Twenty-five years later she still has the kidney and is a transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

    Dr. Niederhaus asks listeners to consider being a living kidney donor for a friend or loved one. 

This page was last updated: July 22, 2014

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