Blog Posts: Kidney Disease Prevention

AKF Advocates make their voices heard on Capitol Hill AKF Staff  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund advocates on Capitol Hill

Last week, to kick off National Kidney Month, American Kidney Fund (AKF) patient-advocates from around the country came to Washington to educate their elected officials about the financial challenges kidney patients experience, and to urge lawmakers to put an end to discriminatory practices among some health insurers.

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New to kidney disease? Nine things you should do. AKF Staff  |  Posted
Patient speaking to his kidney doctor

A diagnosis of kidney disease often comes as a shock, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our Facebook community includes thousands of people who are living with kidney disease or kidney failure. We recently asked what advice they would give someone who is newly diagnosed.

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Kidney disease and African-Americans AKF Staff  |  Posted
Kidney disease and African-Americans infograph

Kidney disease and kidney failure affect African-Americans more than any other race or ethnicity. Nearly 1 in 3 of Americans with kidney failure is African-American. Learn more about this silent killer from our infographic. The good news: most cases of kidney disease could be prevented by controlling diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease.

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A year of Kidney Action Days AKF Staff  |  Posted
Volunteers at our kidney action days

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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