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Feb 21, 2018, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Leading Laboratories and Clinical Laboratory Societies Unite to Diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the nation's leading laboratories and clinical...


Jan 17, 2018, 09:04 ET New Nationwide Survey on Gout Finds Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease are Sub-Optimally Treated

A new online survey was conducted by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to determine what patients and health care professionals (HCP) know, or think...


Dec 05, 2017, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation® and Watertree Health® Announce Unique National Partnership

Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the leading kidney disease nonprofit, and Watertree Health, the leading provider of free prescription...


Nov 15, 2017, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Sets the Stage for Angelica Hale [VIDEO PSA]

Ten-year-old singing powerhouse and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale of television's America's Got Talent won the heart of the...


Nov 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Changing the Face of Kidney Patient Care

Twenty years ago, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) set out to change the standards for treating and caring for dialysis patients and all people...


Oct 02, 2017, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Urges Support for Landmark Kidney Disease Legislation

The National Kidney Foundation applauds the introduction of landmark legislation which will help doctors and patients detect and treat chronic...


Sep 28, 2017, 09:00 ET National Research Priorities for Kidney Disease Identified by Patients

After a year-long outreach and engagement with patients and caregivers to identify patient-led kidney disease research priorities, today National...


Sep 26, 2017, 09:00 ET New Survey of People with Chronic Kidney Disease Finds High Potassium is Among Top Health Concerns

A new online survey conducted by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to measure awareness of, and experience with, high potassium among people with...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:36 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Selena Gomez and Living Organ Donation

"On behalf of National Kidney Foundation (NKF), we would like to extend our heartfelt support to Ms. Selena Gomez as she continues on her path...


Sep 11, 2017, 10:43 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Hurricanes Irma and Harvey -- Resources for Dialysis Patients

As Hurricane Irma devastates areas throughout Florida, and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to cripple families and businesses in...


Aug 30, 2017, 09:53 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Hurricane Harvey and Resources for Dialysis Patients

As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Houston and the surrounding areas along the Gulf Coast, National Kidney Foundation would like to extend...


Aug 03, 2017, 08:04 ET Kidney Patients with C3G are Center of FDA Patient-Focused Meeting

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug...


Jul 31, 2017, 08:43 ET NFL Legend Jerry Rice Gets Social with NKF to Promote Kidney Health

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has teamed up with National Kidney Foundation (NKF) as its social media ambassador to encourage all Americans...


Jun 26, 2017, 10:51 ET Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act is Not Better for Kidney Patients

The National Kidney Foundation opposes the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act. This bill will significantly reduce access to vital, preventive...


Jun 06, 2017, 09:00 ET One in Seven American Adults Estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease

The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population,...


Apr 20, 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...


Apr 20, 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...


Apr 19, 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...


Apr 19, 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...


Apr 19, 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...


Apr 11, 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...


Apr 06, 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...


Mar 29, 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...


Mar 09, 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...


Mar 07, 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...