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For National Kidney Month, Take Five for your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys. The...

Nov 12, 2014, 13:10 ET
Raising awareness of kidney disease and the importance of urine testing, Bruce Skyer, CEO, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and David Stein, CEO, Point of Care Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare, Diagnostics Division stand in front of the ABC Super Sign in Times Square, NYC.

National Kidney Foundation and Siemens Healthcare Strategic Alliance for Education and Screening Offers No-Cost Test for Kidney Disease Detection

Beginning in November, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), with support from the Diagnostics Division of Siemens Healthcare, will offer no-cost...

Oct 14, 2014, 09:22 ET
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National Kidney Foundation Launches Interactive Nutrition Portal My Food Coach

My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition portal, was launched today by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). My Food Coach by NKF builds upon the...

Jun 02, 2014, 17:02 ET

One in Three Americans is at Risk : National Kidney Foundation Spreads the Word in Rockefeller Center

One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if...

Apr 22, 2014, 09:03 ET
Celebrate Earth Day With A Used Car Donation (PRNewsFoto/National Kidney Foundation)

Recycle Your Car this Earth Day

The old car parked in your driveway or on your lawn can breathe new life into the environment, your pocketbook and those suffering from kidney...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:03 ET

Astellas Named National Presenting Sponsor of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever...

Feb 13, 2014, 09:05 ET

We Don't Need Your Love: We Just Want Your Wheels

 This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's...

Dec 17, 2013, 09:10 ET

Don't Write Off the Benefits of Charitable Car Donations

 Getting mileage out of used cars by donating to charity may still be possible as 2013 winds down. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), which...

Aug 29, 2013, 08:30 ET

Let the Car Go the Distance Long After Summer Romance Fades

 Summer romance often means hours in an old car. When Labor Day signals the end of it, the parting can become sweet sorrow with a...

Aug 01, 2013, 17:40 ET
6 in 10 at risk of developing kidney disease during lifetime. Quick kidney risk check at  (PRNewsFoto/National Kidney Foundation)

New Study Shows 59 Percent Of Americans Will Develop Kidney Disease In Their Lifetime

Nearly six of ten Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Kidney...

Jun 13, 2013, 11:30 ET
Tires, not Ties This Father's Day.  (PRNewsFoto/National Kidney Foundation)

Tires, not Ties This Father's Day

Did your dad teach you to drive? Did he show you how to change a tire, or maybe even the oil filter? That's just one more good reason to...

Apr 24, 2013, 08:02 ET
Nick Cannon Enjoys the Kidney Walk with Sidney the Kidney.  (PRNewsFoto/National Kidney Foundation)

Nick Cannon to Set the Pace for Charity Fundraising in his New Role as Honorary National Chair of the Kidney Walk

 Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated "America's Got Talent," was named Honorary National Chair of the National Kidney...

Apr 22, 2013, 08:01 ET
Sidney the Kidney Urges Americans To Go Green by Donating Cars to the National Kidney Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/National Kidney Foundation)

Recycle Your Car this Earth Day

Eco-friendly Kidney Cars Program Saves Lives The old car sitting in your driveway can breathe new life into the environment, your...

Mar 14, 2013, 09:02 ET

Kidney Disease Rises Around the Globe

National Kidney Foundation Urges Healthy Lifestyle on World Kidney Day Around the world, death rates from communicable diseases have seen a...

Mar 01, 2013, 09:07 ET

Focus on the Kidneys During National Kidney Month in March

 March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a...

Nov 19, 2012, 13:30 ET

Why Sell Your Old Car When You Can Give It Away?

--This Year, Car Donation can Help Put the Giving Back in Thanksgiving--  If your car is a turkey, Thanksgiving just may be the...

Nov 09, 2012, 09:02 ET

Did Hurricane Sandy Wreck Your Car?

--You Can Still Get Mileage through a Charity Car Donation -- If your car spent last week under water, you can kiss its carpool days goodbye...

Aug 29, 2012, 11:00 ET

Nick Cannon Steps Up for New Gig -- Host of the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk

 Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated "America's Got Talent," will soon shine the spotlight on the body's least known...

Apr 05, 2011, 12:25 ET

Weezer to Headline the Legendary DC101 Chili Cook-Off Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Tickets Go On Sale 10 AM Friday, April 8 at Ticketmaster and RFK Box Office DC101's Elliot in the Morning announced this week that Weezer will...

Nov 16, 2010, 09:01 ET

National Kidney Foundation and Cranberry Marketing Committee Forge New Partnership to Promote Urinary Tract Health

In a partnership aimed at addressing one of the most common conditions troubling women, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Cranberry...