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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...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

In an effort to help reduce racial, ethnic and gender disparities in healthcare, leading professional organizations and academic medical institutions have joined forces in a unique collaborative alliance with the goal of creating a comprehensive educational initiative that aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for traditionally underserved minority populations. The collaboration between The American College of Cardiology, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the National...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings (LabCorp(R)) (NYSE:LH) today announced the launch of a national effort to combat chronic kidney disease (CKD) in North America. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), a supporter of newly passed legislation to fight CKD, and representatives of the National Kidney Foundation are joining executives of LabCorp at the Kannapolis, NC event today announcing the new initiative. The cornerstone of the effort is a program offered by LabCorp's Litholink...

2008-07-20 03:00:15

By Stall, Sharon The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased in the U.S. population from 20 million to 26 million people during 1999- 2004, according to the recently studied National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (Coresh et al., 2007). Diabetes and hypertension, which have also increased, may explain this 30% rise. The staging of CKD (see Table 1) based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (an estimate of kidney function) and albuminuria...


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