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Latest World Kidney Day Stories

2013-03-01 08:25:16

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell production. But they are also prone to disease; 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease. There are more than...

2012-03-07 00:30:00

This Month is National Kidney month. If a user has high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, that person can be at a high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). GOGLE LLC says the news isn't all bad. Preventing CKD is not as difficult as everyone might think (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 March is National Kidney Month and if a user is at risk for any of these, the user can track them with “My Blood Works” APP. CKD or chronic kidney disease is a silent...

2012-03-02 14:10:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shar Carlyle, Director of the Kidney Community Education Program in San Rafael was chosen by the National Kidney Foundation to represent the state of California during World Kidney Day in Washington D.C on March 7th and 8th, 2012. Ms. Carlyle, who suffers from the painful effects of polycystic kidney disease, and the first person in California to receive an altruistic living donor kidney transplant via the internet, is one of 20...

2012-03-01 06:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and other diseases of the kidney should make hearing checks a routine part of their medical care, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check at www.hearingcheck.org. BHI is offering the online convenience as part of its effort to raise awareness of the link between kidney disease and hearing loss during National Kidney Month in March,...

2011-09-22 07:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund today launches a national campaign to raise awareness about kidney disease, a serious and increasingly common condition that is damaging the health of as many as 31 million Americans. Pair Up: Join the Fight to Prevent Kidney Disease encourages women to take two simple, yet powerful actions: learn if they're at risk for kidney disease; and spread the word about kidney disease to loved ones who also may be at risk. The launch...

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...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

Walkathon, Free Kidney Health Screenings and Family Activities Scheduled for Washington, San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced its multi-city schedule for Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon. The organization will kick off the event, which features free kidney health screenings and family-friendly activities, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on...

2011-03-10 06:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of World Kidney Day, Kibow Biotech, Inc. is pleased to announce its renewed commitment, hope and support for the worldwide maintenance of healthy kidney function among all those people with kidney problems. In addition, Kibow Biotech, Inc. would also like to announce that it has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals for conducting human clinical trials with its patented, proprietary and probiotic dietary supplement...

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...