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Kidney Health

Let's Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.

Man With 34-Year-Old Transplanted Kidney Shares Advice for National Kidney Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

Artist Michael Gaudet always thought his "ticket to immortality" would be as a monumental mural painter. But now, the Canadian thinks his legacy will ...

Shining the Light on Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The earlier kidney disease is recognized, the easier it is to treat. Sometimes, simple lifestyle interventions are even enough to keep the disease from progressing.

How Long Will You Live? Pee in a Cup to Find Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While protein in the urine has long been an indicator of kidney damage, this recent study, examining men and women between the ages of 30 and 85, for the first time showed a link between mild and heavy amounts of protein in the urine and shorter life spans.

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be damaging your body. Could you be harming your kidneys without realizing it?

College Basketball and Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Since kidney health and college basketball were both on my mind, I started to think about some of the similarities between preparing for a big basketball match-up and preventing injury to your kidneys.

Sit Less, Stand More: Your Health Depends On It

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.

Got Kidney Stones? You're in Good Company

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney stones are one of the most common maladies to befall men, but lately women have been catching up; and over the past two decades, the incidence of kidney stones has doubled in both men and women.

Baseline Your Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

When it comes to health, your baseline is a whole atlas of personal health information. Knowing how to read that atlas can help you to set goals on your wellness journey -- and to achieve them.

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Unfortunately, it's only when kidneys aren't working properly that most people start to pay attention to these twins. I'm hoping to change that trend. Have you fallen prey to a kidney myth?

Weekly Health Tip: Drink Water to Prevent Kidney Stones

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com The kidneys are the hubs of the body's plumbing system. In any plumbi...