The nation’s patient advocacy organizations alerted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and members of Congress to the negative impact its proposed policy change would have on transplant patients’ health. CMS listened. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease
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.
February is Black History Month. Did you know African-Americans are more at risk for kidney failure than any other race? Nearly 1 in 3 kidney failure patients living in the United States is African-American. Learn more from our infographic. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention, Kidney failure
The month of February is a time to celebrate with the ones you love – but it can also be about educating them on health conditions they need to be aware of to ensure they are here to celebrate Valentine’s Day for years to come. I was very lucky to find my perfect match in a husband and kidney donor. I’m even luckier that we have made a commitment to lead a healthy life together and share our knowledge with others. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Kidney failure
Taking positive steps to lead a healthier lifestyle can help protect you and the people you love from kidney disease. Remember, small changes can make a big difference in lowering your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and ultimately kidney disease. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention