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Kidney Disease

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

Letting You In

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Abrons

About 10 years ago my internist told me that my blood test showed kidney numbers beyond normal. He said it in passing and I let it pass. I have no interest into possible lurking calamities.

Silent Epidemic: Kidney Disease in the African-American Population

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Black Americans are three times more likely than White Americans to develop kidney disease and to require dialysis. Of great concern is that this racial disparity remains constant across all age groups. It may not make many headlines, but it needs to be brought to the attention of the public.

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 ...

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.

The Simple Difference: Close Cultural and Linguistic Gaps to Save Lives of Hispanics

Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D.

Your life should not depend on your ability to understand the doctor's written instructions. Simply not having a Spanish-speaking health care provider answering critical care questions can mean a patient will suffer and likely die. This is a problem getting bigger every day.

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.

Anemia: Know the Symptoms of This Potentially Life-Threatening Condition

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Rarely is anemia related to iron deficiency in pets, as it is in many women. Iron supplementation should be avoided, unless your pet is one of the very rare cases where actual iron deficiency is present.

Finding Power In The Powerlessness Of Illness

Danea Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

Chronic illness takes many things, but it teaches many things too. I have learned that life should be lived urgently, acceptance is vital to spiritual connection, and that I am more than my body. Power was found in the most unexpected place. Sometimes it takes a thief to show us just how resilient we are.

Awesome Teacher Donates Kidney To Sick Student

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

A Colorado physical education teacher went far beyond her role as an instructor and became an organ donor for a very sick high school student. Las...

Giving the Gift of Life: A Son Donates Kidney to Save Mother

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

When his aunt's blood pressure spiked, doctors knew Anthony Brown's aunt could not be a candidate to donate a kidney. He watched my mom go home from the hospital that day so dejected. At that point, he knew he 'kind of had to man up.'

A New Kind of Fight

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc A. Coronel

I was a boxer. Now I'm a fighter. I fight every day, I fight for my kidney brothers and sisters. I fight to be healthy, I fight to be positive. I fight kidney disease.

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.

Text To End Kidney Disease: On The Vine Events Builds Momentum After Its Music Festival Success

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Summer on Martha's Vineyard ended on a fun-filled, philanthropic note with the successful launch of the annual On The Vine music festival, a benefit concert series in support of kidney disease research.

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.

Off the Cuff -- Which Alternative Blood Pressure Treatments Really Work?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Often physicians will also recommend healthy lifestyle changes in conjunction with high blood pressure medications. Which treatments come out on top when it comes to alternative therapies?

Music Legands Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson to Perform at Martha's Vineyard Music Festival Benefiting Kidney Disease Research

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Martha's Vineyard will be abuzz from Thursday August 22nd to Sunday August 25th, when On The Vine launches its inaugural four-day music and entertainment festival benefiting kidney disease research.

5 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

When used to treat small kidney tumors, radical nephrectomy has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications, while partial nephrectomy has less risk of progressive kidney disease and has equal cancer-free survival.

Good News About Organ Transplantation and Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Researchers created an artificial rat kidney in the laboratory that was then transplanted into another rat and ultimately produced urine -- a huge advance in the field of bioengineering.

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.

You Are What You Eat

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

As a physician, I always encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. We aren't able to change our genetic makeup, but we should choose what we eat more carefully because the right foods may be able to prevent kidney disease.

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.

WATCH: Wisconsin Woman Offers Kidney On Facebook

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Natasha Coe's February 3, 2010 Facebook status was not a typical one. "I think I may donate one of my kidneys. If anyone knows someone on the waiting ...

A New Way To Determine How Long You'll Live

Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

A trip to the restroom can reveal a lot about your overall health, including how long you'll live, according to a recent study published in the Nation...

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.