Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Healthy living

DASH into heart health with new Kidney Kitchen® resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

To celebrate Heart Month, we spoke with AKF’s newest Kidney Kidney Kitchen®, NIH NHLBI's The Heart Truth program, and our friends NIDDK about how people with kidney disease can manage their heart health through food. Learn what they had to say on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Healthy living

What’s new in Kidney Kitchen®

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

Many people ring in the new year with a promise to make healthier choices. If you have kidney disease, one of the best things you can do to manage or even slow down the progression of the disease is to eat and drink healthy, kidney-friendly foods and fluids. AKF's Kidney Kitchen® is a great resource to help you get started, and we’ve cooked up some exciting updates over the past few months to help you conquer your New Year’s resolution. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living

Know Your Kidneys™: Preventing and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

1 in 10 Americans has #diabetes, the leading cause of kidney disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys, which is known as diabetic kidney disease. Learn more on our blog, and be sure to catch up on our diabetic kidney disease webinar. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

Take care of your body because it’s the only one you get

Author: Octavia Sallie  |  Posted:

With a long family history of diabetes, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t entirely surprised by my personal diagnosis in 2003. When thinking back to that year and everything that followed, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind. Why didn’t I take better care of my body knowing my family has a history of diabetes? How did I let my diabetes get so out of control? READ MORE >>

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

Spina bifida and kidney disease

Author: Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN and Bethany A. Hoppe  |  Posted:

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

Adapting to the new normal: AKF’s Kidney Action Days transform into Kidney Action Week

Author: Carlos Aparicio  |  Posted:

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

Navigating COVID-19 reopenings as a dialysis patient

Author: Katie Pickard, LCSW NSW-C  |  Posted:

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
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