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Chronic Kidney Disease

How The AHCA And Trump Budget Are Addressing The Decreased U.S. Life Expectancy

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Elena E. Giorgi

This Thursday the House will vote on the Republican health care bill, or AHCA. While the bill is facing strong opposition from both sides of the aisle...

Tax Dollars And Increased Health Care Spending

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Health care spending in the United States has always been a hot topic. Nearly every administration has struggled with promises of more affordable heal...

Can I Live with One Kidney?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Two of the most common questions I get on my blog for the National Kidney Foundation are "Can I live with one kidney?" and "What should I do to protec...

Women With Chronic Kidney Disease Face Unique Challenges

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Women are more likely than men to get kidney disease. But while already living with this potentially debilitating illness, women face additional physiological challenges related to their sex.

Prediabetes: Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 04.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

There are a number of factors which make a person more likely to develop prediabetes. If you identify with one of these, you should discuss your risk of developing diabetes and kidney disease with your doctor.

Lead and Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The most important treatment goals for lead-associated kidney disease is to eliminate the source of excess lead exposure and effectively treat the diabetes, high blood pressure and gout that may complicate the underlying kidney disease. Using agents to bind up lead from the body (chelation) is not commonly performed due to lack of studies that show this practice to be universally effective.

Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters

Elisa Gordon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

Chronic kidney disease -- without the splashy races, ad campaigns, and extensive media coverage -- falls below the public radar. And because of that, a patient may be less likely to ask his or her doctor how to prevent it or even understand how it develops.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

This Is What Living With Chronic Illness Looks Like

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Luna Coppola is a 32-year-old photojournalist who has been perpetually ill for the last decade. Diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2004, she'd l...

Potential Medicare Cuts Impact Patients With Kidney Disease

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

One of the most basic rights we as Americans have is our voice to be heard. No matter where you are in America you should contact elected representatives to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Tell them cuts to CDK and  ESRD  are unacceptable.

What Not to Do When You Get a New Diagnosis

Danea Horn | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

I found that when I put my energy toward healthy behaviors, I had less time and mental space for worry. I began to trust that things would work out well, even if that included a kidney transplant.

Millions Have Chronic Kidney Disease But Don't Know It, Study Finds

Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan Millions of people in Canada are unaware that they have chronic kidney disease, even when it progresses into the later stages, accordi...

Killing Fields: Agrochemicals and Kidney Disease

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Pesticide pollution is one of the most serious global environmental and health issues today. Consumer agitation has led to banning and restricting of some of the most dangerous pesticides and improving safety standards in the global North.

Doctors Are Missing Kidney Disease in Those Most at Risk

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many people don't realize that both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes can severely damage the kidneys. In fact, chronic kidney disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes.

The Kidneys: An Overlooked Organ

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The news that America is becoming an obese nation and the rise of diabetes and high blood pressure have been well-advertised. But there is a hidden danger that gets very little attention: chronic kidney disease.