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KidneyCon 2020


A CEO of a popular healthcare company said, “the internet makes us geniuses.”

The creation of the internet is genius, but the internet does not make geniuses.

Creation takes time and development. Research takes time and dedication. Genius takes creation, development, dedication, focus, passion and overall great retention.

Bottomline, people must choose to learn.

Let us all take the venture this April.



The measure of a person is not by celebrity but by salvation

Coming soon on Kidney Contenders's website

  • Pediatric Clinical Trial Studies
  • Sickle Cell Trait 


CKD and Acute Stroke

All About the Numbers?



" I contend for truth and fairness. I contend for my family. I contend for freedom for all of us to the detriment of none. I contend for those that can't contend for themselves. "



“Behind any Health Need is a Spiritual Need” 

Image courtesy of Open Road Biker Church

Our Renal System


Breaking down the complexity of the human kidney with Matthew A. Sparks, MD



Alzheimer’s Disease and Kidney Failure: One Patient’s Journey*

 A seventy-four-year-old female was admitted to a New York City hospital on October 28, 2010 for sepsis second to a urinary tract infection (UTI) with a temperature of 101.7 ºF. The attending physician performed a physical examination and medical history review with her family member present. The physician noted the female was lethargic, responded to pain and had (HTN), atrial fibrillation (AFib) and LMCA with hemiparesis on the left side. She was discharge from the hospital on November 1, 2010 and instructed to follow-up with her internal medicine specialist on November 11th. The patient died on April 1, 2011.


How did the patient develop Alzheimer’s Disease?

The patient suffered from a stroke on January 3, 2010 at her home. According to her family, she was moving about the one-story house with a walker but was unable to keep her balance and fell. An ambulance was called, and she was taken to the hospital. She suffered a stroke. After she was discharged from the hospital her family admitted her into a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) due to the cost of care. During the first 3 months of her stay at the SNF the patient used non-verbal communication. June was the first month she began to speak. Family members brought photo albums during their visits, but she was unable to remember people or objects in these photographs. The family was informed by her visiting physician that she had vascular dementia. Neuroimaging was performed prior to this diagnosis. The patient's family history was reviewed but not enough family medical history on  deceased family members, no present family members were hospitalized for similiar health issues. In September 2010 the family removed the patient from the SNF and returned her to their family's home. A home health nurse visited patient at home. Throughout the patient's duration at the family home, various family members showed the patient different visual objects (cards, toys, photographs) the patient owned or gifted to family. In November 2010 the patient (and family member ) followed-up with the assigned internal medicine specialist. The patient was re hospitalied on March 31, 2011. During patient's final hospitalization various procedures were performed on patient. The attending physician discussed  patient's age and health decline with family member. 

How did the patient develop Kidney Failure

The patient was diagnosed with kidney failure during March 2010 hospitalization. Patient was unable to swallow liquids and was  intravenously administered electrolyte solutions.

More information will be discussed in upcoming days.


*The patient’s demographic information and hospitalization days and day of death were changed per the family’s request. 

"We’re All Weird And That’s Normal"

Dr. Joel Salinas, MD engages us on his journey with Mirror Touch and shows us there is no definitive definition of normality. 

Media content courtesy of TEDxCambridge and Youtube


 A personal story through the financial and biological metamorphism of an un familiar, yet poignant illness 

Pemphigus Is Not My Friend (pdf)


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Kidney Contenders Interview with Kyle Ryes (pdf)


News In Review

Health Triangle Magazine


  Please take some time out of your day to read the amazing Health Triangle Magazine issue No.76 online now




Interview with  

Dr. Joel Salinas,MD author of  




Organic Allergy Relief


 Environmental health enthusiast and advocate provides insight into his relief from allergies 

Journey into Dialysis


Prior Articles and Interviews

Interview with Author Brian Quinn



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Interview with Musician Hayden Timm



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Interview with Fitness Expert Kathy Kaehler



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Interview with Visual Artist Eddie Rifkind



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Interview with Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND



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Thomas Ardavany, Filmmaker and Founder of the Ardavany Approach to Acting & PTSD Therapy


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