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Managing Chronic Conditions a Key to Healthier Aging Cora Plass  |  Posted
Healthy Senior Citizens

Adults with kidney disease may face an increased risk of disability and loss of independence because they are likely to have other co-occurring health conditions, particularly diabetes and high blood pressure. Managing multiple conditions can be a challenge. Fortunately, help is available through in-person and online self-management education workshops.

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New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4 Richard Formica, M.D.  |  Posted
Richard Formica, M.D.

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

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Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson AKF Staff  |  Posted
Audrey Adamson

Meet Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund, who in March joined us for our annual Kidney Action Day on Capitol Hill. Audrey is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund's Advocacy Network who is raising awareness for kidney disease research and prevention.

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Celebrate Labor Day with Kidney-Friendly Tips and Recipes Lauren Elkins, R.D.  |  Posted
Healthy Grilling

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down, with Labor Day quickly approaching. Many people mark this holiday as a last opportunity to enjoy the nice weather over a long weekend. Celebrations typically include firing up the grill to barbeque, packing a picnic for the park or taking one last family vacation. As you prepare for the upcoming holiday, enjoy these kidney-friendly tips and recipes to ensure healthy and cheerful festivities.

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