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2010-11-16 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a partnership aimed at addressing one of the most common conditions troubling women, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) announced today an educational initiative to spread awareness about urinary tract infections (UTIs) and how to prevent them. The new "Partnership in Education" includes the launch of an informational website, (myUThealth.org) and the development of an informational...

2010-09-24 08:18:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the federal government's ongoing effort to improve the lives of organ transplant recipients and patients awaiting organ transplants, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded researchers at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) a multimillion-dollar contract to maintain and analyze data on solid-organ transplantation in the United States. Analyses to be conducted by MMRF researchers and allied...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has announced the winners of the second 2010 Transplant Scholars Awards, which awarded a dozen $5,000 educational scholarships to transplant recipients and living donors from around the country to help them pursue their educational goals and gain even more power to make a real difference in the lives of the people around them. Scholarship winners were chosen from among 283 entries by a panel of judges who evaluated the...

2010-09-13 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, announced today the publication of a key study in the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology by researchers at Tengion. In the study, rodents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) were treated with healthy kidney cells to catalyze the regeneration of functional kidney tissue and delay disease progression, as evidenced by extended survival, improved kidney filtration, and...

2010-05-17 08:02:00

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadillac was named title sponsor of the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic, one of the largest amateur golf programs for charity in the U.S., the Foundation announced today. "We're thrilled to welcome Cadillac to our golf classic," said John Davis, National Kidney Foundation CEO. "This partnership will enable NKF to enhance our tournaments and will enable us to provide additional support to the 26 million Americans, one in nine adults, with...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa. and NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announce the publication of a Special Report: Patient Perspectives in Dialysis and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This important new syndicated study provides insights into patients with kidney disease, from the patients themselves. Over 1,100 patients in the U.S. -- both those on dialysis and those with mid-late stage chronic kidney disease -- completed a survey about...

2010-03-29 14:23:00

Senator Rankin (R-Myrtle Beach) Signs on as Co-Sponsor to Bill that Would Improve Access to Life-Saving Care for South Carolina Kidney Patients and the Disabled COLUMBIA, S.C., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of South Carolina's kidney community - including the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South Carolina Region (NKF) and Dialysis Patient Citizens; patients; caregivers and other supporters - thank state Senator Luke Rankin (R-Myrtle Beach), Chairman of the...

2010-03-24 11:52:00

Mourning Joins National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, S.C. Region, Dialysis Patient Citizens and Area Patients to Ask for Access to "Medigap" Secondary Coverage to Improve Kidney and Disabled Patients' Health, Safeguard their Families, and Reduce the Burden on Taxpayers COLUMBIA, S.C., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Miami Heat stand-out Alonzo Mourning, who is also a kidney transplant recipient, participated in numerous meetings...

2010-03-22 08:19:00

Tickets On Sale 10 AM Friday, March 26 at Ticketmaster and RFK Box Office WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DC101's Elliot in the Morning announced this morning that rock legends Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains will headline the 31(st) Annual DC101 Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, May 22 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The event, DC's biggest one-day rock festival, is expected to raise $1.6 million to benefit the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital...

2010-03-18 05:16:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For outstanding work in fighting chronic kidney disease, Christiana Care's Kidney Transplant Program has earned the National Kidney Foundation's Bruce Zakheim, M.D., Memorial Legislative and Advocacy Award. The National Kidney Foundation serving the Delaware Valley (NKFDV) presented the award on March 6 at the 26th annual Kidney Ball in Philadelphia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The award honors...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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