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National Kidney Month

Kidney Donors Rock!

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Bryan and I still to do all of the things we love, like hiking, camping and traveling, and have grown even closer since his transplant.

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.

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 ...

Leave No (Kidney) Stone Unturned: Or Better Yet, Prevent Them From Forming

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation encourages people to learn about the kidneys and kidney-related conditions, including kidney stones.

Aging Gracefully, Inside and Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney disease often develops slowly with few outward symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it until the disease is advanced. Awareness, especially for those at risk, is the first step to preventing or slowing the progression of kidney disease.

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

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.

5 Factors to Consider Before Popping a Pill

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Medications can be lifesaving and life-improving, but they often come with risks and side effects. Many people don't know how well their kidneys are functioning, so they don't realize that they may need to make modifications to their treatment regimen.

Let's Hear It for the Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, to recognize the organ I hold so dear, I'll be posting lots of health tips and hopefully some new-to-you information about the kidney -- what it does and how to make sure you're doing everything that you can to protect this vital organ.

Knocking Out a Silent Killer

Laila Ali | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Laila Ali

As a four-time world champion boxer, I know the importance that an active and healthy lifestyle plays not only in quality of life, but also in preventing diseases. Now is the time to win this fight! Pair Up with a friend or loved one and take steps to knock out kidney disease.