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2009-04-21 08:02:00

Environmentally-Friendly Car Donation Program Extends Life of Used Vehicles NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those who can't march on Washington, pick up a shovel or save the whales this year on Earth Day can still do their bit for the environment by donating a used vehicle. Breathing new life into your old car is a keystroke or phone call away when you give it up to a charity such as the National Kidney Foundation, which runs the Kidney Cars Program. Over the course of one...

2009-04-20 17:44:00

Satellite Healthcare Senior Director of Quality Honored By National Kidney Foundation MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced its Senior Director of Quality will be honored by the National Kidney Foundation at their Champions of Hope Awards dinner on Thursday, April 23 at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. Linda McCann, R.D.,...

2009-04-09 17:03:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that Debbie Benner, MA, RD, CSR, Vice President of DaVita Nutrition Services, was named the 2009 recipient of the Recognized Renal Dietitian Award by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Professional Councils. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO) The Recognized Renal Dietitian Award honors dietitians who demonstrate exceptional...

2009-03-30 09:47:00

The Offspring to Headline All-Day Festival WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2009, the DC101 Chili Cook-Off benefiting the National Kidney Foundation is DC's biggest one-day rock festival featuring top bands and dozens of the area's best chili cooks competing for top honors. The event is set for Saturday, May 16, 2009, from noon to 9:00 p.m. at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. For the past two years the event has sold out in advance...

2009-03-16 14:56:00

SB 1022/HB 675 Bill Would Provide Access to Medigap as Additional Coverage Option For Florida Kidney Failure Patients Who Qualify TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKF of Florida) praised Senator Thad Altman and Representative Ritch Workman today for co-sponsoring proposed legislation that would provide access to secondary health insurance for Florida's end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under age 65 who are facing...

2009-03-10 10:00:00

Mourning Joins Florida Renal Coalition, National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Patients to Ask for Access to Medigap Secondary Insurance for Florida's Most Vulnerable Kidney Patients, and to Stress Importance of Education and Awareness for Kidney Disease TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Miami Heat stand-out and NBA Defensive Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who is also a kidney transplant recipient, participated in numerous meetings today at the State...

2009-02-17 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Redskins Safety Reed Doughty will join the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney disease and organ donation by serving as the Honorary Chair of the Foundation's Ronald D. Paul Kidney Walk on April 19 at the Mall at Prince George's. The Kidney Walk, a pledge-based fundraiser, is an opportunity for patients, family, friends and businesses to come together to support the 26 million Americans with chronic kidney...

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...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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