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Kidney Disease

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

10 Kidney Health Resolutions for 2016

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

What's great about this list is that you can get some quick gratification from working some of the easier tasks, while tracking your progress on the long-term goals that will help you change your habits over time. Here's my prescription for a healthy, kidney-friendly 2016!

Heartburn Pills Linked To Increased Risk Of Kidney Disease

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to develop chronic kidney diseas...

How My Ex-Husband And I Rescue Each Other

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Gabrielle Selz

Our relationship was now better in sickness than it had been in health. As we staggered across the finish line of our divorce, we'd learned how to confront adversity together. No longer protecting ourselves from loss, we were finally free to release one another to the future.

The Gift Everyone Needs This Holiday Season

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Consider giving the gift of your time to spark that loved one to take his or her health seriously. It can be as simple as giving a gift certificate promising at least 30 minutes of your time weekly to go for a walk or a gym class. This may be one way to save on the credit card statements but still give someone a heartfelt gift of health.

5 Upsides of a Chronic Disease

Bill Brazell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Brazell

At my 25th college reunion, a classmate whom I hadn't met kindly asked me to talk about some of the positive things that had come out of inheriting a ...

Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Key to Earlier Diagnosis

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

As you stare down those sweets and calories at the Thanksgiving table, you may need to consider being screened for diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. It has been estimated that one-third of diabetics are undiagnosed.

A Mysterious Epidemic Plaguing Central America May Be Linked To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science

A mysterious disease has been sweeping through the sugar cane fields of Central America, with more than 20,000 laborers dying from it over the p...

Sleuthing Kidney Disease in Central America

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

It appears repeated episodes of dehydration, occurring over long periods of time, can result in damage to the kidney, even in young, otherwise healthy individuals.

5 Things Your Pet Insurance Policy Should Cover

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Currently, there are over a dozen companies in the U.S. and Canada offering pet insurance, and if you've tried sorting out the differences between the...

How Low Can You Go?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This is important news for the 1 in 3 Americans who are estimated to have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and death in our nation.

Man Up: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Health This Summer

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Helping men live longer healthier lives is my passion. By educating men on the importance of getting tested, taking preventative measures such as with their diet and being open to discussing treatment options, in case of a positive diagnosis, I believe we can really make an impact on men's health.

Boy Battling Kidney Disease Celebrates Big Victory With John Cena

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

  John Cena may be the reigning WWE Champion, but when 7-year-old K.J. Lamar entered the wrestling ring with him recently, Cena insiste...

Your Pee May Hold a Clue to Your Destiny

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!

A Little Number 1 Can Save Your 2 Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Urine testing dates back to Medieval times when doctors made diagnoses based on the "Urine Wheel." Physicians of old used to examine urine with their ...

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

Dad Of Viral 'Success Kid' Needs A Kidney Transplant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents

Unless you've been avoiding the Internet for the past seven years, you probably recognize "Success Kid" -- the immensely popular meme of baby Sammy Gr...

What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 61,500 people in the United States will learn they have kidney cancer this year, and about 14,000 Americans will die from it. What do you know about this significant disease?

A Living Stranger Gives a Piece of Himself, His Kidney, to Save a Mother's Life

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

More incredible than donating to someone known or related is that many people are donating organs to absolute strangers -- living donors giving away a major body part to someone who they have never met.

10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While the only way to know for sure if you have kidney disease is to get tested, there are a number of physical signs. Sometimes people attribute these physical symptoms of kidney disease to other conditions. This is because those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are failing or when there are large amounts of protein in the urine.

Celebrate Kidney Month! Show Your Kidneys Some Love

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

According to a new report, more than 50 percent of Americans currently aged 30 to 49 will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. So what can you do about this alarming trend? Here are five simple things everyone can do to protect their kidneys and prevent kidney disease.

How to Take Care of Your Kidneys

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

People over age 60 are especially vulnerable to kidney disease both because they tend to take more drugs and because kidney function normally declines somewhat with age.

Chasing Miracles: A Mom's Fight Against Kidney Disease

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Delekta

Everyone has an unexpected event that will rise up in his or her lives that can feel like hell fire changing the direction of how life had been. It d...

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

The Power of a Prefix: Three Letters That Could Save Your Life

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.