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Blog: Manage Chronic Conditions for Healthier Aging

Adults with kidney disease may face an increased risk of disability and loss of independence because they are likely to have other co-occurring health conditions, particularly diabetes and high blood pressure. In her Kidney Today blog post, Cora Plass of the National Council on Aging offers advice on managing multiple conditions and healthier aging.

Annual Gala Features Inspirational Honorees

The Hope Affair, our annual national gala, is a celebration of the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. Meet the people we honored at our Oct. 22 event: Hero of Hope Artemeshia Adams, Caregiver of the Year Keith McDonald and 2015 Calendar Cover Artist Madison Gordon. Watch their videos.

Take Action: Support Legislation for CKD Research and Treatment

Join us in supporting the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014. By signing onto this important piece of legislation, you will be helping to improve access to quality care for thousands of Americans with kidney disease. 

Blog: New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

Free Nutrition Tracking App for Dialysis Patients

For dialysis patients, getting the right amount of nutrients and limiting daily fluid intake is critical. AKF has partnered with Sanofi Renal to bring a free app for iPhone and iPad, Kidney APPetite, to dialysis patients, nephrologists and renal dietitians.

 

AKF and AMT Pair Up to Fight Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and American Medical Technologists (AMT) have formed a dynamic partnership to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable condition affecting 31 million Americans.

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