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.
Because chronic kidney disease affects your body’s mineral balance, it’s important to limit certain nutrients, like phosphorous, that healthy kidney normally filter out. Renal dietitian Lauren Elkins offers some advice. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
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
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
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
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
UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure