KEEP Healthy

August 2011

BerriesHealthy Living in Summer

Summer is still in full force and the season can be one of the most difficult times to be mindful of a healthy diet. With cookouts, vacations, and social gatherings, it is easy to forget your healthy eating habits. But summer also brings plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from. Click here for more information on seasonal produce that's both delicious and good for you!


Ten Quick Tips to KEEP Healthy

It's never too late—or early—to take charge of your health. Small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your overall health. Here are 10 tips to KEEP Healthy all year long.


High Blood Pressure and Your Kidneys

When it comes to protecting your kidneys, one of the most important things you can do is keep your blood pressure in check. Close to 75 million Americans have high blood pressure—and many do not know it. For practical advice on how to control and reduce your blood pressure click here.


Test Your Blood Pressure IQ

Take our quiz and see how much you know about blood pressure. It's quick and informative!

Dr. SpryAnswers to Your Health Questions

Dr. Leslie Spry talks hypertension while our Alphabet Soup explains common terms associated with the condition. Click here to get the answers!


KEEP Helps Grandmother Take Control of Her Health

After attending a free NKF Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) screening offered in her Florida neighborhood, Phyllis Clouser learned that her high blood pressure was causing kidney damage. Clouser is now committed to taking care of her kidneys—and encourages everyone to start learning about their health. Read Phyllis's inspiring story here.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Pneumococcal Disease: Do You Know the Facts?

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) you already know that you need to take special care of your body. There are several vaccines people with CKD need. One you may not know about is the vaccine for pneumococcal disease. Click here for important information about this disease and how it can be prevented.

*KEEP Healthy offers general health information. Before you start any diet or exercise plan, you should consult your doctor.