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

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

Lupus nephritis drug completes successful clinical trials

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

An experimental drug used to treat patients with lupus nephritis has successfully completed clinical trials and its maker will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020. If approved, it would be the first drug approved to specifically treat lupus nephritis. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research
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