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May 2, 2022, New York, NY – No one should be alone when it comes to kidney disease and in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is highlighting its free mentoring and emotional support program, NKF Peers. Mental Health is as important as physical health, especially during these incredibly...

Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022

April 28, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is urging Congress to act on the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022. A statement from Sharon Pearce, Senior...

~ NKF-AST Recognize Companies Supporting Living Kidney and Liver Donors~

(April 28, 2022, New York, NY) - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce its membership and strategic partnership with the American Society of Transplantation’s (AST) Living Donor Circle of Excellence ...

Award-winning actress and NKF’s chief medical officer take their message directly to the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sept. 30, 2021, New York, NY — Family doctors and primary care practices need to ramp up kidney disease testing, using both a blood and...

August 9, 2021 — A new partnership between the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF) is designed to give hope to the thousands of patients, including children and their families, who suffer from debilitating Alport syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disorder.

NKF and ASF will collaborate on the...

  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...

Hundreds of Voices for Kidney Health Advocates Join the fight to Improve kidney health for Millions

Washington, D.C., – March 2, 2022 — Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosts its 9th Annual Kidney Patient Summit bringing together more than 220 Voices for...

 

Every fall millions of young adults head to college, either as freshman or as returning students. This is a time of tremendous excitement, some tears, and wary expectation. Students have packed their old car (if they haven’t made a car donation to Kidney Cars with it!) with clothes, textbooks, bedding, and anything else to outfit a dorm room or apartment. They go...

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New York, NY – Diabetic kidney damage may start much earlier than previously thought, according to a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 

Researchers discovered that fasting glucose (FG) and HbA1c levels consistent with prediabetes are independent risk factors for hyperfiltration in the kidneys and the presence of albumin in the urine...

 

If you have kidney disease and are looking for different options of exercise, yoga might be ideal for you. It will depend on your physical health and condition, so yoga is not for everyone, it is important to check with your doctor first. Yoga can help strengthen your immune system and help relieve stress which is very beneficial for those who are battling a disease. Yoga is one way to help support the kidneys, another...

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