The Atlantic Health Summit: AKF joins national conversation on health equity

Author: Deidre Nelms  |  Posted:

LaVarne Burton, American Kidney Fund President and CEO, participated in The Atlantic Health Summit in a panel discussion on “The Power of Patient Advocacy.” She discussed the need to address the disproportionate impact of kidney disease on communities of color, listen to diverse groups of patients about their experiences and correct longstanding racial biases in kidney disease detection. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease

Navigating nutrients: Helpful vs. harmful potassium

Author: Dr. Blake Shusterman  |  Posted:

Like many of us, Kidney Kitchen contributor Dr. Blake Shusterman loves high-potassium foods like bananas, sweet potatoes and avocados. If you're someone who gets confused by one-size-fits-all potassium recommendations for people with kidney disease, check out his latest guest blog post to help you navigate this nutrient READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Nutrition, Healthy eating, Living with kidney disease

Faces of gout: Theresa C.

Author: Theresa C., RN  |  Posted:

In recognition of National Gout Awareness Day on May 22, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is sharing stories of people living with both kidney disease and gout, as well as educational resources on managing and treating this chronic and painful type of arthritis. Here is a letter patient Theresa C. wrote to her coworkers detailing the impact gout has had on her life. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Gout, Faces of Gout, Healthy living, Stories, Living with kidney disease

I’m a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. I was vaccinated against COVID-19.

Author: Dr. Ken Sutha  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador Ken Sutha is a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. He also received some of the earliest doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about his experience and how he views the vaccine as a patient and health care provider. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant

AKF Ambassador takes her living kidney donor journey to the airwaves

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador and radio host Elizabeth Kay is on a mission to donate her kidney so her mother-in-law can one through the paired exchange program. She updates her listeners about her journey on the air and says the support they've shown “has been overwhelming.” READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Living Donor Protection Report Card, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant

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

He gave me life. COVID-19 took his.

Author: Barbara Asofsky  |  Posted:

In 2008, Anthony DeGuilio donated his kidney to Barbara Asofsky, a woman he had never met, in the first paired organ exchange New York and the second ever in the U.S. The two met after the surgery and remained close friends until Anthony died of COVID-19 in December. Read Barbara's post honoring Anthony on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant, Stories, Coronavirus, Covid-19
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