Love your Kidneys Newsletter November 2010

A Mother's Dream Gives Birth to the National Kidney Foundation

Although it was nearly 60 years ago, Paul DeBold vividly remembers the day he came home from school to find policemen flashing badges at his mother. Her crime? Illegally soliciting funds by mail for the fledgling organization she had created to help families whose children were afflicted with nephrosis.

The men in blue were no match for DeBold's mother, Ada, who brought them upstairs to his younger brother Bobby's room, imploring them to take a good look at the swollen face and body. She explained that she was requesting research funds for an incurable disease so that they wouldn't have to go home and see their kids looking like that. Teary-eyed, the policemen put their badges away and left. Click here to read about Ada DeBold's visionary launch of the National Kidney Foundation.

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NKF Answers Top 10 Questions about Kidney Stones

Kidney stones send half a million Americans to the emergency room every year, but there are ways to decrease your risk. To help you learn about symptoms, prevention tips and treatment, this month, the National Kidney Foundation answers the top 10 questions about kidney stones.

Check out our A to Z Guide for answers on many other kidney-related issues.


Big Savings on "Love Your Kidneys" Ceramic Mug

Ready to make the switch from iced to hot coffee? This sturdy, attractive, ceramic mug from our Love Your Kidneys collection will ease your transition and spread the word about kidney health at the same time. Use code LYK10 at checkout to receive a 25% discount on this item and the rest of our merchandise.

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Hearing Loss Linked to Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease

Older adults with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of hearing loss than those of the same age without CKD, according to a new report published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.


No Need to Hold the Stuffing this Thanksgiving

With its high sodium content, stuffing is often the first item to be removed from the customary Thanksgiving menu in a kidney patient's home. The Kidney Kitchen brings this holiday classic back to the table with this low fat, low sodium apple sage dressing.