Category Archives: National Kidney Foundation. NKF

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant II


Here’s a YUGE development in organ transplant! NEW LIVING ORGAN DONATION COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE ORGAN SUMMIT From the National Kidney Foundation website… “The White House annouced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the … Continue reading

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Dialysis Insomnia


Hey all! Good News!  I posted an update to my previous article about “Dialysis and Insomnia”.  I want to get this message out to everyone because a large percentage of dialysis patients also have insomnia.  (If there are some researchers … Continue reading

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NKF Responds to Medicare’s Proposed Changes to Payment and Quality Programs for Dialysis Facilities


Originally posted on Advocacy in Action:
Back in July we shared the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) proposed changes to dialysis payment and quality incentive program.  After gathering input from kidney patients and professionals we issued formal comments to CMS, which…

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Dialysis and Living Well with Kidney Disease


    The National Kidney Foundation has produced six very good videos about living with kidney disease. I’ll let them speak for themselves. You know… I would encourage my family and friends to view these videos.  It would help them understand … Continue reading

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Dialysis and When to Begin


Update 9/16/14:  When you are done reading this, please check out the comments at the bottom of this post.  They are excellent.  I found this fascinating question and answer in “Ask the Doctor” My dad has stage 5 kidney disease. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Washington, DC


(I apologize that this is over a month old and I and  I am just now posting it!  Frankly, I thought I had finished it but obviously I didn’t!)  As you may know I was in DC for the Fly-in … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


The National Kidney Foundation is involved with the FDA on some proposed changes to nutrition labels that will benefit kidney patients.  Read about it by CLICKING HERE.   As it stands, there’s a great deal of information on a nutrition label … Continue reading

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