Parenting: What’s It Like to Have Three Kids?

By Diedre Anthony, as told to Rachel Reiff Ellis My husband and I always wanted to have three children. I was the oldest of four kids and loved being from a big family. My husband was his parents’ only child but had half-siblings who were 18 and 20 years old when he was… Continue reading Parenting: What’s It Like to Have Three Kids?

What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?

My first exposure to kidney disease and its impact on communities of color occurred when I was in high school. An elderly neighbor, who was like a grandfather to me, had been diagnosed with kidney failure. At about the same time, my older first cousin, who had children about my age, was starting dialysis due… Continue reading What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?

What’s your approach to health? Check your medicine cabinet

Do all kids spy? Just me? When I was a child, I spent hours snooping in my parents’ nightstands, Granny’s pocketbook, my older brothers’ dresser drawers. I’m not sure what I was looking for, exactly, other than validation of my suspicion that the teenagers and adults in my life were keeping secrets from me. And… Continue reading What’s your approach to health? Check your medicine cabinet