Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

Pro hockey players win for AKF AKF Staff  |  Posted
Mike Embach

Whenever the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Komets professional hockey team took to the ice in December, they played to win—both to improve their standing in the ECHL league and to raise money to help kidney patients across the country.

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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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Bioartificial Kidney: The Next Frontier in ESRD Treatment? Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. and William H. Fissell, M.D.  |  Posted
Dr. Shuvo Roy - Bioartificial Kidney

A team of scientists, engineers and clinicians from across the United States is collaborating on a fast-track development to create an implantable kidney the size of a coffee cup to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which affects more than 600,000 people in the United States.

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