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Jan 11, 2017, 08:01 ET A New Kind of Resolution for Kidney Patients in 2017

This year, the National Kidney Foundation is encouraging all those affected by chronic kidney disease to make a different kind of resolution for...


Oct 18, 2016, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation to Host 36th Annual Masquerade Kidney Ball

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the nation's leading organization in the fight against kidney disease, announced today that it expects to...


Oct 07, 2016, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Hosts First-Ever Summit to Reduce Preventable Kidney Disease

Today the National Kidney Foundation brings together senior healthcare officials for the first CKDintercept Summit: Building a Road Map to Reduce...


Aug 09, 2016, 08:47 ET 23-Year Diet Study Confirms What is Good for Your Heart is Also Good for Your Kidneys

Analysis of a long-term study of participants whose eating habits resembled a DASH Diet strongly indicates that maintaining a heart-healthy diet...


Jul 05, 2016, 16:25 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Organ Donation and iPhone Health App

Quotes for attribution to Kevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) "The announcement today by Donate Life America and Apple® to...


Jun 13, 2016, 06:00 ET New Living Organ Donation Collaboration Announced at White House Organ Summit

 At the White House Organ Summit today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:53 ET NKF Recognizes Relypsa with Inaugural Corporate Innovator Award for First Drug Approved by FDA for Hyperkalemia in 50 Years

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is honoring Relypsa, Inc. with its first-ever Corporate Innovator Award in recognition of the...


Mar 10, 2016, 10:00 ET Former Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to Chair National Kidney Foundation's Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention Initiative

 Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, the 18th Surgeon General under the Obama administration, will chair the National Kidney Foundation's CKDInsight...


Mar 10, 2016, 05:00 ET Empire State Building Becomes Beacon for World Health Crisis

 The Empire State Building will remind the world on March 10, 2016, that there's a growing public health crisis in our midst by shining in...


Sep 29, 2015, 16:39 ET National Kidney Foundation Names Kevin Longino New CEO

Kevin Longino, of Greenwich, Connecticut, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), after a unanimous...


Mar 18, 2015, 17:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Appoints Interim Executive Officer

 Bruce Skyer, of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), will be stepping down from his position as CEO as of May 18, 2015, Skyer and NKF's Board...


Nov 12, 2014, 13:10 ET 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 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...


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 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

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 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 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...