Blog Posts: Kidney Disease Prevention

Six Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure Jerry Penso, M.D., MBA  |  Posted
Blood Pressure Monitor & Cuff

A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.

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My Journey with Kidney Disease Meshia Adams  |  Posted
Meshia Adams at The Hope Affair 2014

Meshia Adams has lived with kidney disease for 20 years. One of the most valuable things she learned during her journey is that the disease affected not only her, but also her family and loved ones.

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Your Kidney Disease Diet: Managing Phosphorus Lauren Elkins  |  Posted
Low Phosphorus Foods

Because chronic kidney disease affects your body’s mineral balance, it’s important to limit certain nutrients, like phosphorous, that healthy kidney normally filter out. Renal dietitian Lauren Elkins offers some advice.

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Make Small Changes to Kick Off 2015 AKF Staff  |  Posted
Be Healthy This Year

Many people have mixed feelings about setting New Year’s resolutions. But we believe that you can, in fact, set realistic, achievable goals toward better health. Incorporating small changes slowly, and setting tangible goals, are keys to success with health-related New Year’s resolutions.

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