Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Living with kidney disease

Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 1

Author: Richard Patterson, Jr.  |  Posted:

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson, Jr. received a kidney from his son, Richard Patterson III, in June 2014. In Part 1, Richard Patterson, Jr. tells his story of cancer and kidney failure, and eventually receiving his transplant. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant

4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure

November is National Family Caregivers Month: Interview with the AKF Caregiver of the Year

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

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

Managing Chronic Conditions a Key to Healthier Aging

Author: Cora Plass  |  Posted:

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

Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

Meet Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund, who in March joined us for our annual Kidney Action Day on Capitol Hill. Audrey is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund's Advocacy Network who is raising awareness for kidney disease research and prevention. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease

Celebrate Labor Day with Kidney-Friendly Tips and Recipes

Author: Lauren Elkins, R.D.  |  Posted:

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down, with Labor Day quickly approaching. Many people mark this holiday as a last opportunity to enjoy the nice weather over a long weekend. Celebrations typically include firing up the grill to barbeque, packing a picnic for the park or taking one last family vacation. As you prepare for the upcoming holiday, enjoy these kidney-friendly tips and recipes to ensure healthy and cheerful festivities. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
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