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Latest National Kidney Foundation Stories

2009-02-10 08:01:00

A Valentine's Day Tip NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roses and chocolates, hearts and flowers. You're all set to impress the one you love on Valentine's Day. Now if you could just do something about your car. Don't worry. Here's a way you can impress your sweetheart even with a clunker: Donate your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. The money raised through this charitable contribution plan benefits programs in research, patient services, organ...

2009-01-21 10:37:37

Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels are familiar to most African Americans at risk, but kidney disease is off the radar screen, a new study reports. The rate of kidney failure for African Americans is four times higher than among Caucasians and one reason for this is that they are not aware when they have earlier stages of kidney disease, at a time treatment could prevent the damage from progressing to the point when dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary. The problem...

2008-12-31 16:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrates that use of a specially-designed machine to store kidneys for transplantation offers significant benefits in kidney survival and function when compared to those stored in a traditional "ice box", or cold storage. Unlike the icebox, the LifePort(R) Kidney Transporter monitors the temperature and vascular performance of the organ in real time, while preserving it by...

2008-12-23 12:26:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Charley's Grilled Subs, known for its made-to-order, grilled subs, is pleased to announce its celebration of National Philly CheeseSteak Month, beginning January 1, 2009, at all of its 370 locations worldwide. The campaign will be launched to support awareness of this favored comfort food, while also promoting the health benefits of eating lean meat and vegetables. The company will also donate a portion of each sandwich sold during the month of...

2008-12-22 08:38:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've stuck it out through thick and thin for a quarter of a century of marriage, you might be rewarded with a piece of silver or an exotic trip. But now breaking up may earn you a pile of cash or even the drive of your life. Hurry and get unhitched from your beloved used car by donating it to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) by year's end and you may hit the jackpot as the charity celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Kidney Cars Program with a...

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and kidney disease therapies, has honored its founder, Norman S. Coplon, MD, with an endowed chair at Stanford University School of Medicine. The Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professorship in Medicine was established on June 12, 2008 with a gift from Satellite Healthcare, which Dr. Coplon founded in 1974 as a not-for-profit organization. His vision was to fulfill the growing need...

2008-09-22 09:00:59

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion Inc., a clinical stage regenerative medicine company focused on the development of neo-organs and neo-tissues, today announced the appointment of Brian J. G. Pereira, M.D., president and chief executive officer of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, and past president of the National Kidney Foundation, to its Board of Directors. "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Pereira to Tengion's Board of Directors," said Steven Nichtberger, M.D., president and...

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Manley, Harold J Stack, Nicole M Cigarette smoking is a readily modifiable cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factor. Smoking cessation aids include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion, and varenicline. Several reports suggest that patients with CKD who use tobacco products be encouraged to stop; however, very little is offered to the healthcare provider as to how to successfully prescribe and monitor smoking cessation therapy for this patient population. This...

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Schatz, Sharon R Diabetes is present in the majority of patients who dialyze. If comprehensive care is to be delivered, the enormity of diabetes and its non-renal complications need to be appreciated. These influences on the treatment process, medical nutrition therapy, and glycemic control all interact with one another to determine dialysis adequacy, nutritional status, and degree of glycemic control. By gaining a further understanding of these dynamics, care management strategies can...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) will host its 7th Annual Ronald D. Paul Companies Kidney Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2008. For the first time, two walks will be held simultaneously. Participants can choose to walk at our new location in Downtown Silver Spring or our traditional location along the scenic C&O Canal in Georgetown. DC Native and San Antonio Spurs Guard Roger Mason Jr. is the Honorary...