Archive for March, 2008
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI), is sponsoring a program that provides kidney screening and education while on the move. KidneyMobile was first launched in November 2005 and continues to support communities. Through this program, services such as, diabetes, blood pressure, glucose testing, and follow-up visits are offered. To date, over 8,000 people have been screened.
DaVita.com has just added a new section dedicated to home dialysis. Educational videos, home dialysis locations, discussion boards, articles and more are just a click away. Learn how to dialyze from the comfort of your home.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a severe disease which causes damage to the kidneys and decreases the ability to stay healthy. Children that are affected by CKD are “30 times more likely to die than children in the general population.” The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is conducting a study to learn about the early stages of CKD in children. From this study, researchers anticipate being able to reduce the risk of CKD in children and promote long-term health.
Renal Support Network is hosting a video of Seymour Jones and the Temple of Chronic Kidney Disease. The video focuses on kidney awareness. Tune in and find answers to frequently asked questions.
Learning how to eat healthy while on dialysis can be quite challenging. In observance of National Nutrition Month, DaVita.com is offering daily dialysis diet tips. The tips can be viewed online or printed in English or Spanish. The help you need is just a click away.
Tip of the Day
According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), over 8 million Americans suffer from reduced kidney function and 400,000 require dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. In recognition of Kidney Awareness Month you are encouraged to seek testing, learn about treatment availability and prevention. You should not be in the dark about your health.
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