Love your Kidneys Newsletter March 2013

March 2013
March is National Kidney Month and 3/14 is World Kidney Day

One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Are you the one? Help the National Kidney Foundation prevent kidney disease and celebrate this vital organ. Visit to check out kidney activities in your community during the month of March and year-round.

How Healthy is Your State?

In the U.S., it's no secret that certain states are healthier than others. Find out where your state falls on the kidney health spectrum and check out 5 simple tips to keep you healthy, regardless of where you reside.

Buffalo Chicken Scoops

March may be Kidney Month, but for college basketball buffs it's also a month of hoops. While watching the games, score a slam dunk with this kidney-friendly buffalo chicken appetizer. This FAN-tastic finger food is capable of uniting even the fiercest sports rivals.

Buffalo Chicken Scoops
5 Grocery Items That Could Be Wrecking Your Kidneys

If you're cleaning house this March, start in the kitchen. Besides dust bunnies and canned fruits that have outlived their expiration dates, some common grocery items could be wrecking your kidneys. Find out the 5 items to toss when spring cleaning your kitchen.

Join the #NKFkidneychat on World Kidney Day

Have a question about your kidneys or kidney disease? Start counting your characters and join us for a Tweet Chat with NKF's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, on March 14th from 12-2 PM. Use hashtag #NKFkidneychat.

Simple Steps Can Prevent Acute Kidney Injury

One of the most serious and common health complications, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), can affect unsuspecting people with no history of kidney disease. Find out how to protect your kidneys and prevent AKI with 5 easy tips.