A caution about self-medication for kidney patients

Self medication
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

While seeking out information is an important part of being empowered to fight kidney disease, the internet is full of doubtful claims and outright false information. Separating fact from fiction—and understanding that supplements and alternative drugs can interact with prescribed drugs or cause harm in other ways—is especially important for kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, News, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living

Community wellness for an at-risk population in Santa Barbara

Dr. Michael Fisher, nephrologist
Author: Michael Fisher, M.D.  |  Posted:

Throughout my career as a nephrologist, I’ve taken a keen interest in rising rates of diabetes among children and what that means for their future health, since diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. And I’ve been especially focused on how this manifests itself in Hispanic communities, both in South America and in Santa Barbara, California, where I live. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, Kidney disease prevention

Athlete conquers childhood kidney disease and her own mental and physical limits

Melodie Carli
Author: Melodie Carli  |  Posted:

As a child growing up in the south of France, in Corsica—a beautiful Island just north Sardinia—my single mom did everything she could to teach me how to be a better person, healthy, active, and to give back to people who needed it. We didn’t know that I was about to become the person who needed it. READ MORE >>

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Natural disasters can be life-threatening for dialysis patients

Hurricane Florence and dialysis patients: Why AKF is concerned
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

In 2017 we saw the devastating effects of hurricanes on dialysis patients in Texas, Puerto Rico and other affected areas. Now, as Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the Carolinas, we’re again prepared to help. Mike Spigler, AKF’s vice president of patients services and kidney disease education, explains the special challenges that dialysis patients face during a natural disaster. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease
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