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Are you new to your diagnosis of kidney disease? Are you facing some big changes in your life? Changes that might include starting a specific kidney diet, learning about and taking medications as well as other lifestyle alterations, such as ending a smoking habit or decreasing alcohol intake. There are challenges in store with letting go of long-established habits but now that change is foreseeable, changes can add...

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Authors studied lab results for 28 million Americans with the highest risk and found most are not getting recommended tests to detect life-threatening disease

August 5, 2021, New York, NY — New data suggest that millions of patients most at-risk for life-threatening kidney disease are unaware they have it because they are not tested according to clinical practice guidelines despite their risk. The study, by authors from the National...

Study published in the National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases

May 25 2021 — Kidney patients need better, more relevant education to best participate in the decision-making about their treatment, a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) shows.

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Presentation will be shared at National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings

April 6, 2022, New York, NY — New research that shows promise in treating anemia in people with kidney disease will be unveiled at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston April 6-10.

The late-breaking presentation of the research will be shared, both virtually and in-person, with thousands of scientists,...

New York, NY (August 1, 2008) - The chances of losing one’s mental faculties with age are increased in older adults with chronic kidney disease, according to two research reports in the August issue of American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.

The good news is that there are medications that decrease albuminuria or protein in the urine, one of the earliest signs of kidney...

New York, NY (March 3, 2008) - Nearly 1.5 million residents of Beijing, China, have kidney disease, and only a handful of them know it—a surprising finding, published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases on the eve of World Kidney Day, marked this year on March 13, 2008.

These findings demonstrate that kidney disease is common not only in western societies, but also in developing nations, where the rates of diabetes and...

Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on Federal Living Donor Protection Act

April 6, 2022, New York, NY —In recognition of Donate Life Month, the National Kidney Foundation is urging Congress to act on The Living Donor Protection Act of 2021 (LDPA), ...

April 4, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) will honor Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3) with the 2022 Public Service Award for her efforts to improve the nation’s health care, specifically her efforts to increase federal investments in kidney health and research initiatives.

Each year, NKF selects a person whose service rises above all others...

~ Sharing Stories of Siblings Giving the Gift of Life on National Siblings Day ~

New York, NY – April 4, 2022 – Saving a loved one’s life is the greatest gift you could offer a sibling struggling with kidney disease and in need of a transplant. Kidney disease is a public health crisis that affects an estimated 37 million adults in the U.S., but approximately 90% don’t know they have it until it has progressed to the critical late...

Bladder: An organ in your body that holds urine (pee) produced by kidneys.

Blood pressure: The force of blood pushing against the inner walls of blood vessels.

High blood pressure means the force is too high.

Chronic: Constant, long-term, does not go away.

Chronic disease: A health problem that lasts many years (or forever) and may get worse over time.

Diabetes: A disease that causes blood sugar levels...