FCPC Health Blog

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common and prevalent condition in the United States. It is defined as kidney damage or a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 mL/min/1.73m2) for three months or longer.4 If untreated, CKD can progress to end stage renal disease (ESRD), an irreversible and fatal condition only treated with dialysis or kidney transplant.

Beat Cold & Flu Season: The Natural Way

During winter months, respiratory illnesses are on a rise. This is the time of year where we look forward to family gatherings, holiday parties, and more indoor activities. With this also comes exposure to common respiratory illnesses.  This guide was designed to help prevent the spread of common illness and make sure your immune system is ready for the winter season. 

Let’s Get Active!

Spring and summer bring sunshine, warmer weather, lush green lawns, and plenty of opportunity to be more active. Let’s take a look at why physical activity is so important to your entire well-being. Why is physical activity or exercise so important? A lack of physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death. People who are not routinely active have a 20%-30% higher risk of death than those who exercise regularly. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes are all made worse by a lack of physical activity.