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New York, NY
September 5 , 2000
Whether your question is about how the transplant waiting list works or if analgesics are safe for kidney patients, access to a computer can now easily grant web-savvy consumers answers, since the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) launched its Internet A to Z Guide.
A comprehensive Internet resource to kidney disease and related conditions, the NKF A to Z Guide is the newest addition to the foundation’s Web site. It offers consumers question-and- answer and encyclopedia-style explanations of topics that range from blood pressure and incontinence to organ donation and urinary tract abnormalities. Visitors to the site can search the index of terms either alphabetically or by general topic, using the search-by-category drop-down menu. Information included in the A to Z Guide is taken from NKF educational brochures and has been approved by the NKF Scientific Advisory Board.
Medmatrix, a directory of peer-reviewed medical Web sites, recently awarded NKF’s Web site a rating of four out of a possible five points, calling it “an outstanding site across all categories and a premier Web page for the discipline.” The NKF A to Z Guide can be accessed by logging on to http://www.kidney.org/atoz/.
The National Kidney Foundation is the nation’s leading voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.