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2011-08-11 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of major U.S. kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces this week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health...

2011-08-10 17:15:00

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 anchor/reporter, Kristi Nelson, is telling her touching, personal story of donating a kidney to her mother during a multi-part series titled "Kristi's Gift" airing the week of August 15, 2011 on NBC 5. "I'm doing this because she's my mother and I love her and I think she has a wonderful spirit," said Nelson. "I also think it's an especially important message to send to minority communities, including African Americans and...

2011-04-29 13:44:00

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 29, 2011, Mediaplanet Publishing released a Kidney Health report to targeted markets in USA Today. The report will be distributed to 1 million readers with contributions from Kidney Cancer Association, National Kidney Foundation, Fresenius Medical Care North America, UKidney, Medical Education Institute, and National Kidney Registry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) Denise Richards Spreads the Word Denise...

2011-04-05 11:25:00

Tickets Go On Sale 10 AM Friday, April 8 at Ticketmaster and RFK Box Office WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DC101's Elliot in the Morning announced this week that Weezer will headline the 32nd Annual DC101 Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, May 21 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. This legendary event, DC's biggest one-day rock festival, is expected to raise $1.5 million to benefit the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA.) Growing in stature...

2011-03-23 10:54:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced the addition of two renal research and clinical experts, Ben Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D. and Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., F.R.C.P., from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Mario Negri Institute respectively, to its panel of Research & Development Advisors. This panel provides counsel to Tengion and engages leading researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates with...

2011-03-08 11:12:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional leaders will learn about the experiences of constituents living with kidney disease and how it can be prevented from kidney patient-advocates participating in the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) second annual Advocate Training and Fly-in to commemorate World Kidney Day on March 10. The seven AKF advocates represent a cross-section of people affected by kidney disease: four use a variety of dialysis regimens, one has had a...

2011-03-02 14:20:22

Many people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease do not know they have the disease, according to a new report published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, surveyed 401 people with kidney disease attending a nephrology clinic. More than 75% of participants had stage 3 chronic kidney disease or above. While 94% of patients surveyed...

2011-01-19 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP), an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, providers and manufacturers working together to improve the quality of care for individuals with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), named Ron Kuerbitz, Executive Vice President for Fresenius Medical Care-North America, the Coalition's new Chairman for the 2011-2012 term. Taking the helm of KCP, the nation's leading voice for the kidney care community,...

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2011-01-09 09:25:00

Rodney Sokoloski used to have to drive to the city three times a week to get his dialysis, which was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday began.But not anymore. After four months of shuttling back-and-forth from his home in Torrance to Los Angeles, two hours away, the 61-year-old last year switched to dialysis treatments at home every night while he sleeps."It makes you feel like you're in control of your life," Sokoloski, whose combination of diabetes and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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