November 22, 2020
This week’s one hour radio broadcast with Dale Throneberry includes two live interviews:
Michael Spigler, vice president of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education for the American Kidney Fund
Dr. Rebecca Grant, IRIS founder and national security analyst
Salute & Honor Program
Thank you Kate Melcher, Fisher House Michigan Executive Director, for sponsoring our first Medal of Honor reading for our Salute & Honor Program. Kate is honoring all Army Aviation brethren who fly “above the best.” The Medal of Honor reading is for airmen Major Bruce Crandall (2007) and Captain Ed Freeman (2001).
You can hear the Medal of Honor reading at 38 minutes into the program.
VetERANs with Kidney Disease & Global Military Review
1 in 6 Veterans Have Kidney Disease
Mr. Spigler recommends these two tests during your annual health screening for early detection:
- UACR – Protein Level in the Urine
- GFR – Efficiency of the kidneys in processing/filtering blood
As a group, veterans have higher rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the general U.S. population. While kidney disease affects 1 in 7 Americans, it affects about 1 in 6 veterans, including more than 40,000 VA-enrolled veterans with kidney failure (end-stage renal disease or ESRD) who rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive.
The American Kidney Foundation, AKF, and VA will identify new opportunities for collaboration to improve kidney disease resources, programs and support for veterans. The organizations will also collaborate to provide patient education materials and resources to veterans diagnosed with kidney disease, families and caregivers at AKF-sponsored free events, and to make AKF’s award-winning kidney health educational materials and programs available to VA-enrolled veterans and VA clinicians.
AKF is one of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, investing 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, and holds the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
Learn More: www.kidneyfund.org
Global Military Assessment with Dr. Grant
- Paris Agreement and Climate Change
- Start Treaty – Bilateral Munitions Agreement with Russia
- Iraq and Afghanistan Troop Drawdown
- Space Force
- 75th Anniversary of the Air Force
Dr. Rebecca Grant is a national security analyst based in Washington, DC. Since founding IRIS Independent Research, she has specialized in research for government and aerospace industry clients ranging from analysis of military campaigns to projects on major technology acqusition such as the B-21 bomber.
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