Love your Kidneys Newsletter October 2010

October 2010

Top 6 Tips for Parents of Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Having a child diagnosed with a chronic disease is life-altering and can present emotional, financial and practical challenges for parents. Connecting with others who have experienced similar situations can be very helpful. This month, the National Kidney Foundation has compiled a list of the top six tips from parents of children with chronic kidney disease


Researchers Find Gene for Kidney Failure in People of African Heritage


Four years ago, 35-year old Aziza Myers of New York City received news from her doctor that should have changed her way of life. She had chronic kidney disease, resulting from untreated high blood pressure. But Aziza was in denial and she continued her unhealthy lifestyle until 18 months ago when she made the decision to take control of her health


The Top 5 Questions about Living Kidney Donation


Hemodialysis patients who transitioned from in-center to daily home dialysis experienced significant improvements in symptoms of depression and post-dialysis recovery times, according to a new report published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.

Patients who made the switch from the normal, thrice weekly in-center treatment regimen to a daily schedule, defined as six times per week, reported more than a 30% decline in depressive symptoms and an 87% drop in post-dialysis recovery time over a 12 month period.


NKF's 2011 Calendar Carries a Personal Touch


It's "Art from the Heart." NKF's 2011 calendar features the original art of 13 kidney patients, transplant recipients, living donors and health care professionals who entered the NKF 60th Anniversary Art Contest. Enjoy their inspirational work year-round while supporting the NKF. Use code LYK10 at checkout on the NKF Store to receive a 25% discount on the 2011 calendar and everything else.


Apples Aplenty this Fall in the Kidney Kitchen


This fall, enjoy the foliage with a drive to your local orchard. Not sure what to do with the bags of fresh-picked apples? Bake them into an apple almond galette offered by the Kidney Kitchen as a healthy alternative to the high fat, high-caloric supermarket apple pies.