For dialysis patients, a natural disaster like that unfolding along the Gulf Coast is truly a matter of life and death. More than 12,000 dialysis patients—more than a quarter of all dialysis patients in Texas—live in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey, and as the storm moves into Louisiana, even more patients will be affected. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Disaster Relief
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.
The Atlantic magazine, long known for its “relentless pursuit of the ideas that matter and the stories that captivate,” published an in-depth look at the financial toll that illnesses—including chronic illnesses like kidney disease—take on patients. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, News, Charitable premium assistance
Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure