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Kidney transplant waiting lists becoming more common

Mr. Pedometer, one of my friends is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. Is this very common?  And are there any ways to avoid such a health crisis?

Sad to say, kidney disease is on the rise, as reported in the Spry Living insert in the Sunday newspaper.  The article, by Lisa Mulcahy, reminded us that March is National Kidney Month.  A staggering 15 percent of the U.S. population has chronic kidney disease!  This is due largely to an increase in people with high blood pressure and/or diabetes, both of which are major risk factors.

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Stanford Meta Study

Use of pedometer trackers increases step count. See excerpts from the 2007 Stanford University Meta-Study below.

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Never Too Old To Move

I have been given a not previously Accusplit Pedometer by a so far anonymous friend. Does it have any features other than counting steps? 

At 96 years of age, I feel very blessed to have an interest in keeping track of my movement. 

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