KEEP Healthy

Spring/Summer 2014



Water 101: What's Best for Your Health?

Water is essential to life. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars buying bottled water of all varieties – plain, carbonated, flavored, you name it! The supermarket beverage aisle can provide an overwhelming number of choices. Are these drinks good for you or more like soda in disguise? Here's the real story.


Ask the Doctor with Dr. Leslie Spry MD, FACP

In this issue, Dr. Spry explains what cholesterol is and provides tips to manage it. He also keeps you informed on major symptoms of high blood pressure. Get the facts here!



BBQ Menu

If you're planning a Memorial Day BBQ or picnic, there's no need to break out multiple cookbooks because the National Kidney Foundation has a ready to go, kidney-friendly menu for you! Get the recipes below:

Chips and Salsa: this finger-food appetizer is a family favorite!
Spicy Chicken Salad: kick things up a notch with a spicy take on an old staple
Grilled Marinated Beef Steak: a hearty and filling main to enjoy straight off the grill
Spice Rubbed Corn: cobs sure to please the crowd
Summer Fruit Slaw: an upgrade to the classic fruit salad
Rice Cereal Treats: an easy "to make ahead of time" dessert


Diet Advice

Diet Advice: Less is More

When it comes to preventing kidney stones, less diet advice is more, according to new findings presented recently at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings. What's the magic number of dietary recommendations? See what the new research shows.


It's Kidney Walk Season!

All over the country, thousands of people are lacing up their sneakers and taking lifesaving steps to fight kidney disease. What are you waiting for? Join the fight and find a Kidney Walk near you.


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


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