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Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

 

New York, NY (June 28, 2022) – The following is a statement from Kevin Longino, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant recipient, on the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. 

“We recognize that abortion is a...

New York, NY (July 1, 2022) – The following is a statement from Kevin Longino, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant recipient, on the House Appropriations Committee’s FY 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

“The National Kidney Foundation applauds the House Appropriations committee for its dedication to fighting kidney...

October 21, 2021, New York, NY — A new study using genetic data of hundreds of thousands of people suggests that daily coffee and caffeine consumption can prevent kidney stones.

Coffee and Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Kidney Stones: A Mendelian Randomized Study” was published in the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) ...

A kidney stone can either be passed spontaneously or be removed surgically by a urologist. There are no medications that will quickly dissolve a kidney stone. The medical treatment of a kidney stone may take many years to accomplish.
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Most people develop kidney stones because of poor fluid intake and a poor diet. Many people also inherit the tendency to form kidney stones. About half of the time I can determine the cause of kidney stones and recommend a specific treatment. In other instances we recommend a low salt diet with plenty of water intake to prevent kidney stones. Calcium in the diet does not seem to be a very common cause of kidney stones (such as calcium contained...
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If you have kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet. First, your doctor will run tests to find out what type of stones you form. From these, the doctor can determine which diet changes may be right for you. A registered dietitian can help you make the necessary changes in your diet. Learn more: