Wisconsin woman living a healthy life after four kidney transplants

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A Middleton woman is living a healthy life after 50 years of battling kidney diseases.

Mary Baliker is on kidney transplant number four and has been contending with kidney problems since the age of nine.

“So they finally sent me to the children’s hospital in madison and diagnosed me with kidney disease, at that time though, they didn’t really dialyze children, and they didn’t really transplant them, it was back in the early 70′s so I’m fortunate to be here today,” said Baliker.

Her first kidney transplant came from her brother, but it, unfortunately, did not last.

“I got the reoccurring kidney disease, so I needed another transplant after four years,” said Baliker. “It’s not uncommon to have reoccurrence of disease or to have rejections or infections that damage the kidneys.”

But her fourth transplant has held up for 22 years. She says all the extended

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Live Well: Live healthily, feel healthy

With most people’s new year resolutions now two months in the rearview mirror, it may be time for a bit of a boost; a reminder that those goals don’t have to go by the wayside, and that a healthy lifestyle really is possible.

Lucy Sorenson, registered dietitian for the LiVe Well Center at Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital, said it can be as basic and drilling down to determine the specifics of an individual’s health goals.

“People say, ‘I know what to do, I just don’t do it,’ or ‘I don’t know how to do it,’” Sorenson said. “But figuring out what the ‘it’ is, that’s an imperative step. They might say, ‘I want to lose 50 pounds,’ but that’s not what is motivating them. It may actually be, ‘I want to go walking with my friends and not feel out of breath’, or ‘I want to get off my

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Make a note of these 4 ways to consume healthy cholesterol

Cholesterol — this very word is sure to send shivers down your spine. Yes, it has been demonized for a while now. But how can something, which is naturally produced by our body be harmful? That’s what celebrity nutritionist Parul Malhotra Bahl says, while speaking with Health Shots.

Here’s what she adds, “Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, naturally produced in our liver. It is an essential building block for our cell membranes. In addition, cholesterol is necessary for producing hormones, vitamin D, and bile which works to digest fatty foods.”

Recent research shows that, for most people, eating healthy high cholesterol foods is not harmful. Moreover, some cholesterol-rich foods are loaded with important nutrients that are often missing from people’s diets.

Here are some high-cholesterol foods that are considered healthy:

1. Eggs

“Eggs contain about 60% of the daily value of cholesterol you need, and only 8% of your allowance

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