Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.

Make Small Changes to Kick Off 2015

calendar with new years resolution for healthier diet
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

Many people have mixed feelings about setting New Year’s resolutions. But we believe that you can, in fact, set realistic, achievable goals toward better health. Incorporating small changes slowly, and setting tangible goals, are keys to success with health-related New Year’s resolutions. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

Stay Healthy During Flu Season!

elderly woman with kidney disease gets flu shot during flu season
Author: Connie Bell, RN, MPH  |  Posted:

We are in the midst of the the dreaded flu season, and people with kidney disease or other chronic health conditions are at a higher risk for flu complications. But there are many ways that you and your loved ones can reduce your chances of catching and spreading this bug. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Healthy living

November is National Family Caregivers Month: Interview with the AKF Caregiver of the Year

Keith McDonald, primary caregiver for his wife on dialysis with kidney disease
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

In recognition of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Kidney Today sat down with Keith McDonald, AKF’s 2014 Caregiver of the Year, to learn about his experience as the primary caregiver for his wife, Rameika, who is living with kidney disease and undergoes dialysis three times a week. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney failure

Managing Chronic Conditions a Key to Healthier Aging

three senior citizens with chronic health conditions
Author: Cora Plass  |  Posted:

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. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living

Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson

Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

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. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease
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