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When Dialysis is Not Available: New Treatments for a Life-Threatening Disorder

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

Potassium is a normal chemical in the body that is important to muscle function, especially in the heart. It helps conduct electricity in the body and...

Black Health And Kidney Disease: The Untold Stories

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

The epidemic of kidney disease in the Black community has many stories to tell. Black Americans experience three times the risk of developing kidney ...

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.

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...

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.