Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: News

State legislators who have donated kidneys stand up to protect living donors

Author: Melanie Kahn  |  Posted:

In our work to increase kidney transplants through living organ donation, we’ve met inspirational allies in state legislatures around the country. In 2019, we worked to introduce legislation to protect living donors in 14 states—and nine of those passed the legislation! READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant

FDA issues first approval for a diabetes medicine that slows progression of CKD

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

For individuals living with diabetes—the leading cause of kidney failure—the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand name INVOKANA®) to treat diabetic kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease is cause for optimism. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: News, Research, Kidney disease prevention

A caution about self-medication for kidney patients

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

While seeking out information is an important part of being empowered to fight kidney disease, the internet is full of doubtful claims and outright false information. Separating fact from fiction—and understanding that supplements and alternative drugs can interact with prescribed drugs or cause harm in other ways—is especially important for kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, News, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
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