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Many people don’t know it, but common childhood infections can cause kidney damage and kidney failure.  This is especially true for children.  Two childhood infections to be aware of are 1) strep infections caused by the Streptococcus bacteria, which leads to strep throat and impetigo (a skin infection), and 2) urinary tract infections.  These conditions need prompt attention and must be treated with antibiotics in order to...

Physical fitness is very important in today's world. Everyone is enjoying the benefits of greater strength and feeling better. Exercise keeps your body strong and healthy.

Can I take part in vigorous physical activity?

Yes. People who decide to follow an exercise program are stronger and have more energy.

How does exercise benefit me?

With exercise, it becomes easier to get around, do your necessary tasks and still have some...

(Feb. 12, 2024, New York, NY) — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE will be honored with the Donald W. Seldin Award. This award was established to recognize excellence in clinical nephrology in the tradition of one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field,...

  Americans living with kidney disease, especially patients on dialysis and transplant recipients, appear to be at increased risk of severe infection and mortality from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.   As this pandemic evolves, the National Kidney Foundation, in coordination with the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers...

Jerry J.K. Tillery Joins NKF as SVP of Field Development and Community Impact

~ Experienced Non-Profit Leader joins the fight against kidney disease ~

 

(Feb. 9, New York, NY) – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry J.K. Tillery, MBA, MHA, FACHE, as the Senior Vice President of Field...