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A year of Kidney Action Days AKF Staff  |  Posted
Kidney Action Day 2015

We reached thousands of people at risk for kidney disease at our Kidney Action Days in 2015. This short highlight reel is a look back at our 2015 Kidney Action Days.

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Hats off to these kids AKF Staff  |  Posted
Woodward Elementary School in St. Louis

Special thanks to Woodward Elementary School in St. Louis. Students there kicked off a Service Learning Project by giving students and teachers the opportunity to wear a hat to school for $1. They raised $101 on hat day and will be collecting change for three weeks to donate to the American Kidney Fund to help patients in need.

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Five steps to make sure you’re ready for winter weather Heather Jordan, MPH  |  Posted
Winter weather

With winter weather on the way, it’s especially important to be prepared to take care of yourself in case the weather prevents you from getting to your dialysis center. There are some simple steps you can take to make sure you are prepared and have access to the things you need to stay healthy in the event of a winter storm.

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Research: Health literacy and health disparities in southeastern North Carolina John Stanifer, M.D., M.Sc.  |  Posted
John Stanifer, M.D., M.Sc.

In the United States, chronic kidney disease affects racial and ethnic minority populations including American Indians, African-Americans, and Hispanic Americans at higher rates than whites. In North Carolina, health disparities are even greater in the southeastern counties where the rates of kidney disease are among the highest in the country. Here, racial and ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die from chronic kidney disease or develop end-stage kidney disease, or kidney failure. With a grant from the American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program, we are studying ways to prevent and improve outcomes for chronic kidney disease in southeastern North Carolina.

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Infographic: November is National Family Caregivers Month AKF Staff  |  Posted
November is National Family Caregivers Month

Each November we salute family caregivers, who dedicate countless hours providing care to their loved ones. We recently asked our Facebook audience to share one secret about being a caregiver. This infographic highlights some of their responses.

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