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Mar 04, 2019, 08:04 ET Advocates from Across the U.S., Child Singer Angelica Hale headed to Washington for 6th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Advocates from kidney organizations around the country – joined by 11-year-old singing phenom and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale – will...


Mar 01, 2019, 10:01 ET NKF, Sports Icon Jerry Rice Team Up for Kidney Health

Football legend Jerry Rice and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) have rejoined forces to focus on kidney health for all of March - National Kidney ...


Feb 28, 2019, 14:09 ET HHS Secretary Azar on Transforming Kidney Care

WHO: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II. WHAT: In a speech at the 6th Annual Kidney Patient Summit, Secretary Azar will discuss...


Feb 28, 2019, 09:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Announces Partnership with Icelandic Glacial

The National Kidney Foundation announced today that it will partner with Icelandic Glacial, an award-winning, premium natural spring water from...


Feb 14, 2019, 16:34 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds Congressional Champions for Legislation to Protect Living Organ Donors

Today, four bi-partisan Members of Congress introduced legislation to protect living organ donors and remove barriers to donation. Representative...


Feb 07, 2019, 08:04 ET New Home Test for Kidney Damage Shows Promising Results

A clinical trial that followed nearly 1,000 people using a new home test for chronic kidney disease (CKD) shows a high percentage of the participants ...


Feb 06, 2019, 10:35 ET New Article Compares Mortality Risk in Patients on Dialysis Versus Patients with Some Cancers

A new article published today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) that compared the mortality rate between dialysis patients and...


Jan 22, 2019, 16:26 ET Dallas, Phoenix Teams Win 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 14, 2019, 13:00 ET Researchers Publish Findings on Study of How Living Conditions Affect Black Kidney Patients

A team of five researchers published a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) that suggests kidney health for black patients may ...


Jan 11, 2019, 13:56 ET A Path Forward for Increasing Kidney Transplantation

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 30 million Americans. It causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer and, approximately...


Jan 09, 2019, 08:45 ET Chronic Kidney Disease Change Package Aims to Improve Diagnosis

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a largely invisible and growing public health problem that is widely under-recognized; and it is rising faster than...


Jan 09, 2019, 08:04 ET First Reports from Ambitious Kidney Disease Clinical Trial Endpoints Workshop to be Published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

The first two original investigation analytical reports to come from an extraordinary National Kidney Foundation joint workshop with the Food and...


Dec 17, 2018, 11:16 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Texas v United States Ruling

Quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation "Patients with pre-existing conditions will be unprotected if a recent ruling in the case of...


Dec 05, 2018, 08:05 ET Medical Experts Gather in Atlanta to Improve Clinical Care for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Living with kidney disease as an adult is difficult, but living with kidney disease as a child, is almost unbearable, according to Sarah Finlayson,...


Dec 05, 2018, 08:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Conference on Home Dialysis Examines Ways to Encourage Patients to Treat Kidney Failure at Home

A team of kidney professionals, patients and caregivers met in Baltimore Nov. 30 to work through ways to remove barriers to home dialysis so more...


Nov 27, 2018, 09:50 ET National Kidney Foundation Concerned about Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D

"November 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug ...


Nov 08, 2018, 10:00 ET New York Passes Living Donor Protection Act

"The National Kidney Foundation congratulates New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature for recognizing the critical...


Nov 07, 2018, 10:55 ET California Voters Put Dialysis Patients First, Prop 8 is Defeated

All quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation "California voters have put dialysis patients first and voted down proposition 8, previously ...


Oct 23, 2018, 14:15 ET National Kidney Foundation Announces the Launch of 'Kidney Medicine'

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced today the launch ...


Oct 22, 2018, 11:14 ET Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards

The organ supply shortage is a major challenge facing the field of whole organ transplantation and affects the nearly 100,000 Americans waiting on a...


Oct 15, 2018, 09:30 ET New Meatless Campaign Targets Vital Importance of Kidneys to Overall Health

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is partnering with The Monday Campaigns' global public health initiatives, which include Meatless Monday, to...


Oct 11, 2018, 08:04 ET Helping Older Kidney Patients Make Fundamental Care Decisions

The National Kidney Foundation is collaborating with Tufts University on a three-year project to help older patients with advanced stages of kidney...


Oct 01, 2018, 09:00 ET New Social Campaign Urges California Voters to Vote NO on Prop 8

Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is launching a social media ad campaign urging California voters to Vote NO on Prop 8, a ballot initiative ...


Sep 17, 2018, 12:14 ET New Pediatric Online Community for Parents of Children with Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation has launched a new online pediatric community just for parents of children with kidney disease. The new online...


Sep 12, 2018, 09:00 ET Nuevos anuncios de servicio público en español impulsan donantes vivos de riñón

Es un legado que ningún individuo ni grupo debería tener que reclamar. Pero en los Estados Unidos, para las personas de ascendencia hispana es 1.5...