About 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida each year in the U.S. 26% of them go on to develop kidney damage, and some later progress to kidney failure. Learn more about spina bifida's impact on the kidneys in a guest post from the Spina Bifida Association. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
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.
Taking place from September 14-18, the free, weeklong event will feature virtual activities that anyone can participate in from the safety of their home. The event will include healthy cooking demonstrations, education sessions led by experts, fitness demonstrations, Ask a Nephrologist and Ask a Dietitian Q&A sessions, and other opportunities for participants to interact with AKF and share information. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Education, AKF programs, Kidney Action Day, Healthy eating, Healthy living
As some parts of the country are loosening COVID-19 shutdown restrictions, you may be wondering how to stay safe and healthy while also having a connection to the outside world. Katie Pickard, a Satellite Health social worker, shared some reopening advice on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
Social media can be a great tool for inspiring your friends, family and community throughout your kidney disease journey. We spoke with two AKF Ambassadors about how they use social media and what advice they have for others. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease, Stories
For the past 17 years, Camp All Stars has been a place where kids with kidney disease can just be kids. The camp was started by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center so that kids who are on dialysis or living with a kidney transplant can have—many for the first time—an overnight camp experience. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Living with kidney disease
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the kidney community got a hopeful glimpse into innovations in treating kidney failure at the Virtual KidneyX Summit that introduced six winners in Phase 2 of the competition to “Redesign Dialysis.” READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Advocacy and policy, Healthy living
Do you struggle to find the motivation to cook over a hot stove or grill during the summer? We've got you covered! Check out our latest blog post for tricks that will allow you stay cool in the kitchen and keep cooking kidney-friendly meals all summer long. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living