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Learn more about kidney stones and how to prevent them.

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September 29, 2020—Moonstone Nutrition and the National Kidney Foundation are partnering to raise awareness about the prevalence of kidney stones and the importance of overall kidney health. Moonstone Nutrition and NKF will develop educational materials to teach consumers and healthcare professionals about...

Foundation Educates Public on Link between Kidney Disease and Kidney Cancer

July 7, 2021, New York, NY ­­– National Kidney Foundation (NKF) launches an educational animated video series on kidney cancer to convey complex health information while targeting patients with varying levels of health literacy.  Six patient friendly videos, each...

New York, NY—July 27, 2021—The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) releases today a position paper developed by 16 experts in nephrology and transplantation from 13 institutions that plots a path for research and innovation to address the most pressing barriers to kidney transplant access, organ availability, and long-term allograft survival in the United States. 

This ambitious agenda seeks...

New York, NY—July 21, 2021 - National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative effort by the National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Multicultural Action Group to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. National Minority Donor Awareness Month stems from National Minority Donor Awareness Week, founded in 1996 by the National Minority...

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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