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May 21, 2020, 10:54 ET Nation's Largest Kidney Patient and Professional Organizations Urge Action to Protect Patients During Reopening

In a detailed letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the nation's largest kidney patient and professional...


May 14, 2020, 09:15 ET COVID-19 Patients are Becoming Kidney Patients but Most Americans Unaware

COVID-19 doesn't just attack a patient's lungs, it damages the kidneys, but most Americans are unaware. In a new Harris Poll released by the National ...


Mar 20, 2020, 09:29 ET National Kidney Foundation Honors Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson with 2020 Corporate Innovator Award

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has been selected to receive the 2020 Corporate...


Mar 19, 2020, 09:58 ET National Kidney Foundation Urges Clarity and Flexibility on Elective Surgery Procedures During COVID-19 Outbreak

The National Kidney Foundation is extremely grateful to the Administration for issuing a clarification on "non-essential" elective medical procedures ...


Mar 19, 2020, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Urges Kidney Patients to Continue Dialysis Treatments During COVID-19 Outbreak

Kidney patients are among the high-risk groups of people with chronic medical conditions who may experience more serious COVID-19 illness. While...


Mar 13, 2020, 09:00 ET The National Kidney Foundation Releases Comprehensive Guideline for Vascular Access in Dialysis Patients

Today, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) published the National Kidney Foundation's KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular...


Mar 12, 2020, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Observes World Kidney Day by Asking "Are You the 33%?"

Today, March 12, is World Kidney Day, and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) would like you to observe the occasion by dedicating one minute of...


Mar 05, 2020, 12:01 ET The National Kidney Foundation Announces NKF of Central NY No Longer Affiliated with the Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced that the foundation affiliate known as "NKF of Central NY" has been disaffiliated from NKF. The group...


Mar 04, 2020, 08:00 ET National Kidney Foundation and CVS Kidney Care have Joined Forces to Promote Kidney Health

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and CVS Kidney Care, a CVS Health company, are partnering on a national campaign to raise awareness about kidney ...


Mar 02, 2020, 09:06 ET Nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign Launched by National Kidney Foundation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and American Society of Nephrology

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of...


Feb 27, 2020, 15:41 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate

"The National Kidney Foundation applauds Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) for introducing legislation today in the U.S....


Jan 29, 2020, 09:00 ET NKF Investigators Review Guidelines on Caring for Living Donors

Today, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) published the "KDOQI Commentary on KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Care ...


Jan 23, 2020, 09:47 ET Two Teams Take Honors at NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic Finals at Pebble Beach

Two, four-person teams bested the competition at the National Finals of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Konica Minolta Golf Classic, held...


Jan 06, 2020, 09:55 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds New Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Legislation to Help Save Transplant Patients from Organ Rejection

"New legislation introduced today to extend Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients will not only save lives but...


Jan 02, 2020, 09:43 ET A New Poll of American Adults Shows that People Should Start the New Year Focused on Kidney Health

Just in time for 2020's New Year's resolutions, a fresh survey commissioned by the National Kidney Foundation shows that patients with at least one...


Dec 18, 2019, 09:00 ET Taking Blood Pressure Measurement Properly is Vital to Patients' Health

Accurate blood pressure readings are only as good as the techniques used to take the measurement, according to a new perspective piece to be...


Dec 17, 2019, 13:20 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds New Proposed Rules on Expanding Reimbursement for Living Donors, Quality Metrics for Organ Procurement Organizations, and Increasing Supply of Deceased Donor Kidneys

"Today the Administration announced two new proposed rules to address the critical organ supply crisis in America by expanding reimbursable expenses...


Dec 11, 2019, 09:00 ET Popular Beverage Protects Against Kidney Disease

A new study to be published today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) provides evidence that coffee consumption has beneficial effects...


Nov 14, 2019, 09:35 ET New Harris Poll Shows Many Americans Don't Know About Kidney Disease Risk

How much do American adults know about kidney disease and its relationship to diabetes? Not so much as it turns out, according to the results from a...


Nov 12, 2019, 09:00 ET A New Study Suggests Intervention for Kidney Disease Can Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs

A new study conducted by the National Kidney Foundation and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) found that detecting chronic kidney disease...


Nov 04, 2019, 10:56 ET Public Awareness Initiative for Advancing American Kidney Health Announced as a Public-Private Partnership with National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology

Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Health...


Nov 01, 2019, 09:00 ET "Giving Has a Nice Ring to It" in Stylish Sonix X NKF Campaign

Los Angeles-based Sonix, maker of popular and stylish tech accessories sold across the globe, has joined forces with the National Kidney Foundation...


Oct 29, 2019, 09:37 ET National Kidney Foundation Awards Five Young Investigators Grants for Research

Five young scientists have been awarded the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Young Investigator Research Grants to advance knowledge about the...


Sep 30, 2019, 09:47 ET FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Diabetes-Related Kidney Disease

"The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that their drug INVOKANA® (Canagliflozin) has been approved by the U.S....


Sep 16, 2019, 07:00 ET The Lancet to Publish Study that Shows Hyperkalemia Drug May Help Kidney Patients Stay on Treatment for Hypertension

The respected peer-reviewed, medical journal The Lancet will publish today the results of a study presented in May at the National Kidney...