Assault on the System

The MAGAZINE of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Story by Jim Schnabel

Decades of meticulous science proved that a low-sodium diet could reduce your blood pressure. Now comes the tricky part: extracting salt from the food supply. Read More »

Weight Loss Leads to Remission of Proteinuria and ORG

A new study conducted by researchers at the Research Institute of Nephrology in Nanjing, China and just published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that weight loss leads to positive change in proteinuria in patients with obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) (damage to the kidneys’ filters, or… Read More »

A Whole Child Educations = A Whole Person

In a July 9, 2010 article posted to “The Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (and Everyone Else),” a Washington Post Education Blog, Sean Slade discusses the problem with linking physical education to academics. While the article does not address healthy kidneys specifically, it resonated with us here at MIKE Program,… Read More »

Recent Report Highlights Risk Factors for Obesity and Kidney Failure

Are you African American, Latino, or Native American/Alaskan Native? Do you live in the southern US? Is your family income less than the federal poverty level?

Unfortunately, these are real risk factors affecting our health and the health of our children. People in these groups have a higher risk of developing obesity.

In a June… Read More »