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Caregiver vs Care-Partner for Patients With CKD

Organizers of the 2021 World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 11, which had as its theme “Living Well with Kidney Disease,” describe the important role of “family members and other care partners”in helping patients with kidney disease. But what is the difference between a caregiver and a care-partner? A caregiver provides care for someone who…

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Zoom Medicine: An Apt Metaphor in 2020

The practice of medicine is to the life sciences what finance and economics are to the mathematical disciplines. Both are wedged between STEM subjects and the humanities requiring skills emanating from both the right and left brain. Read any student’s application to medical school or residency program as they explain why medicine’s intersection of science…

Kidney Failure Undertreatment International Concern

The COVID-19 Pandemic Proves the World Is Small

The rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) caught the world by surprise. Whatever becomes the new normal, the United States will be a different country from what it was on March 13, when President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency. At this writing on May 28, more than 100,000 people in the…

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