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Spring 2008 Clinical Meetings

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The Clinical Meetings sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation will be held this spring in Dallas. All members of the kidney healthcare team, such as nurses, nephrologists, technicians, social workers and dietitians, are invited to register now. The meetings will be held April 2-6th.
Register before the deadline

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2008 Spring Clinical Meetings

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The Clinical Meetings (CM08) is an annual event held to provide innovative ideas, support and information on chronic kidney disease. This year the CM08 will be held April 2-6th in Dallas, Texas. Physicians, practitioners and nurses are all encouraged to reserve a seat to participate in the workshops, courses and debates.
Register Online

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Early detection of kidney disease in patients can help save lives. The National Kidney Foundation published an article in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, stating that “two simple blood and urine tests” can detect the early stages of CKD. The tests measures the patient’s urinary protein and estimated glomerular filtration rate. There are millions who are affected.

Be proactive by getting tested

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Early detection of chronic kidney disease is very important to reduce advanced complications. If your child has high blood pressure, which is a common symptom, it is important that you have them tested.  Other causes of CKD in children include problems in the urinary tract, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).  Your doctor is also a good source for information.

Find answers to frequently asked questions

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To help find long-term care for your loved one, the National Kidney Foundation has created a checklist to assist you. The checklist can be used as a tool for locating facilities and answering frequently asked questions. If you are struggling with what to do next, the “People Like Us: Long-term Care Residence Chronic Kidney Disease Checklist” will help guide you.

Download the NKF Long-term Care Checklist

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The National Kidney Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with kidney screening. Doctors, nurses, and physician assistants are urged to signup. The KOKD “knock Out Kidney Disease” screening program will test participants for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, anemia and kidney function.”

Check for screening dates in your area

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Alonzo Mourning, NBA World Champion and his wife Tracy Wilson have joined the fight against Kidney Disease. They have teamed together with the National Kidney Fund (NKF) in launching the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). This FREE program was designed to promote awareness for people at risk of chronic kidney disease. Tracy’s Honey Child Clothing Collection has also designed a tee shirt to help raise money to increase the organ donor rate.
Order your tee shirt and help “Slam” kidney disease

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Are you having trouble paying for medical expenses related to bone disease? The Medicare Part D Grant Program is offering “$2000 in grant assistance per year” for those that qualify.

See if you qualify for this program

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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is introducing a FREE kidney health screening program. The Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) was created to bring awareness to kidney disease. FREE testing and educational information will be provided.

Upcoming health screenings

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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is sponsoring a charity golf event. Golfers from across the globe come to participate. Come join the excitement and win gifts and prizes. Your time and presence will help benefit a worthy cause.

See if your local golf course is participating