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.

Making a Difference in Washington: Interview with an Advocate AKF Staff  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund Advocate, Monica Jemison at Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted 10 advocates from our Advocacy Network in Washington to meet with legislators and raise awareness for kidney disease prevention, education and research. We sat down with one patient-advocate, Monica Jemison from Waukegan, Ill., to hear about her experience on Capitol Hill.

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How to Talk to Your Doctor Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc.  |  Posted
A Doctor talking to his patient

National Kidney Month is a great time to make an appointment for a kidney check-up. Be proactive in knowing about your kidneys and ways to protect them. Make sure that you ask your doctor if your kidney function has been checked in the past year, and if not, ask if you can get simple blood or urine tests to check how well your kidneys are functioning.

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