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20 Apr, 2017, 09:30 ET National Kidney Foundation Announces Fresenius Medical Care North America as New Kidney Walk National Team

The 2017 Kidney Walk, the nation's largest fundraiser to fight kidney disease, welcomes a new National Team, Fresenius Medical Care North America...


20 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Honors Leading Researchers, Clinicians, Patient Advocates and more at its 26th Annual Spring Clinical Meetings

Today, at the National Kidney Foundation's 26th Annual Spring Clinical Meeting, the foundation bestowed its highest honors to some of the nation's...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:24 ET Study Finds Specialized Disease Management Program Reduces Costs and Hospital Stays for Kidney Patients

Embargoed: April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. EST A new study, presented at National Kidney Foundation's 26th annual Spring Clinical Meetings, finds that...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:15 ET Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease May Benefit from Integrated Disease Management Approaches

Embargoed: April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. EST A large-scale study examining the link between uncontrolled gout and the progression of chronic...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:04 ET Pilot Intervention for Kidney Disease Reduces Costs and Improves Patient Outcomes

Embargoed: April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. EST A new pilot study, presented at National Kidney Foundation's 26th annual Spring Clinical...


11 Apr, 2017, 10:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic Welcomes Konica Minolta as Title Sponsor of The Premiere Amateur Golf Event for Charity™

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has partnered with the NKF...


06 Apr, 2017, 08:04 ET Kidney Health is Going to Hollywood

Grab a seat and bag of popcorn; kidney health and organ donation are getting the attention they deserve in a new movie with some of Hollywood's...


29 Mar, 2017, 09:45 ET PGA Tour Golfer Bryson DeChambeau Teams Up with National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic for Birdie Challenge

Bryson DeChambeau, a rising star on the PGA Tour, has joined forces with the prestigious National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Golf Classic to lead a...


09 Mar, 2017, 08:04 ET When it Comes to Vital Organs Hearts Get all the Love--Time to "Heart Your Kidneys"

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is encouraging all Americans to "Heart Your Kidneys" (#heartyourkidneys) today on World Kidney Day, and...


07 Mar, 2017, 18:29 ET Kidney Patient Press Conference on Capitol Hill

Today on Capitol Hill kidney patients, living organ donors and Members of Congress held a press conference to urge support for living donors and...


02 Mar, 2017, 08:04 ET Advocates Across U.S. to Bring "My Kidneys, My Life" Mantra to Washington DC for 4th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Nearly 150 advocates from six kidney organizations around the country will converge on Capitol Hill, March 6-7, 2017, to meet personally with...


11 Jan, 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...


18 Oct, 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...


07 Oct, 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...


09 Aug, 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...


05 Jul, 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...


13 Jun, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


10 Mar, 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...


10 Mar, 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...


29 Sep, 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...


18 Mar, 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...


12 Nov, 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...


14 Oct, 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...


02 Jun, 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...