Love your Kidneys Newsletter October 2012

October 2012

Pain Killers and Your Kidneys — Top 5 Tips

The same pain medications that alleviate your aches and pains can have dangerous side effects, including kidney damage. Before you reach into the medicine cabinet, read the National Kidney Foundation's Top 5 Tips about Pain Killers and Your Kidneys.

New Study Links Sitting for Long Stretches with Kidney Disease

Couch potatoes may now have to contend with more than obesity and sore limbs. According to new research, sitting for long periods of time is linked with developing kidney disease. What constitutes a long period of time? It may surprise you. Find out and see what you can do to reduce your risk of developing kidney disease.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Trick-or-Treat? We'll happily give you something good to eat! These mouthwatering muffins are kidney-friendly and perfect for fall. They're also easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time carving the coolest Jack 'o Lantern on the block!

Halloween Fun for Kids with Kidney Disease

Spooky spiders and ghosts galore! Don't let your child's kidney disease or diabetes get in the way of Halloween festivities. Find out how to scare the kids but not the kidneys with Halloween activities and sweets that the whole family can enjoy!

Sidney the Kidney's Rap Debut

We've recruited our very own Sidney the Kidney to spread the word about how the kidneys work and why they're so important. Watch the video and share it with friends and family.

It's Kidney Walk Season!

Lace up your shoes and take a lifesaving step by participating in a walk near you. Kidney Walks are held all over the country, so find one in your neighborhood and team up with the National Kidney Foundation in the fight against kidney disease. No matter where you live, you can support our efforts.