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.

“I am actually tired of being hungry:” What we’re hearing from kidney patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

As states and cities expand their emergency restrictions on businesses and individuals to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans living with kidney failure are having to cope with disruptions to work, school, transportation and more, at the same time that they must continue receiving treatments and take measures to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus. Read their stories. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease

Telework, telehealth and the (temporary) new normal with coronavirus

Author: Mike Spigler  |  Posted:

With the CDC recommending ever more drastic social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and a Trump Administration executive action expanding telehealth services, many dialysis centers are putting in place telehealth (video medical consultations) and telework (for non-medical staff). READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living

From coach to advocate: KidneyNation spotlight

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

Bill Lawson III comes from a legendary family in Petersburg, Virginia. His mother was a school administrator, his grandmother was a teacher, and both his father and grandfather were coaches in this big sports town. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a well-known high school basketball coach and athletic director... READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, KIDNEYNATION
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