Love Your Kidneys - February 2016

February 2016

People with kidney disease are at higher risk of developing heart disease. February is American Heart Month, and NKF has seven steps you should take to keep your heart and kidneys healthy.  

A strong and innovative research program is vital to fulfilling NKF’s mission to prevent and treat kidney disease. Watch our video to learn more about our top areas of focus and how we’re advancing knowledge about kidney disease, treatment and patient outcomes.   

African Americans may be three times more likely to experience kidney failure, but there are steps you can take now to reduce your risk. In honor of Black History Month, learn the risk factors and how to slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

An online tool, developed with the support of the National Kidney Foundation, combines results of common medical tests and accurately estimates the risk of whether someone with chronic kidney disease will develop kidney failure in the next two to five years.

Golf teams from New York and Arizona bested the competition—and raised funds in the fight against kidney disease—at the nation’s premier golf course. See who won and how you can sign up to compete in a NKF Golf Classic.  

What Has NKF Been Up To Lately?

Two important new studies were published in NKF’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases