Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Doctor-Patient Relationship: How it Impacts Care

Bradley A. Warady, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Mercy Kansas City When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a doctor to tell his patient – this is what you need to … Continue reading

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Saving a Child’s Life

By Alex Fox, NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee Advocate I am a living kidney donor. On May 31, 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to give one of my kidneys to the sweetest, special needs 15-year-old I have ever met. How did … Continue reading

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Putting Patients at the Center of Kidney Disease Research

by Kelli Collins, MSW, Vice President of Patient Engagement, National Kidney Foundation One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. The problem already affects 30 million American adults, 90 percent of whom don’t know they have it. The … Continue reading

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Funding for Kidney Health in the Omnibus Bill

We are very excited to announce that funding levels for kidney disease priorities supported by the National Kidney Foundation were increased or maintained in relation to Fiscal Year 2017, despite proposed cuts by the Administration. On March 21, House and Senate leadership finalized a … Continue reading

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4 Lessons on Dealing with Teenage Kidney Disease

By Haley Newkirk, National Kidney Foundation Kidney Advocacy Committee Advocate I made it through my freshman year of high school before things went sideways. I grew up a healthy kid, with the usual slew of ear infections, strep throat, and … Continue reading

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Making America See Kidney Disease

By Andrew Fullerton, Government Relations Manager On Thursday, March 8th, towns, cities, and the airwaves across the country turned orange in celebration of World Kidney Day. During the weekend leading up to World Kidney Day, in Washington, DC, the National … Continue reading

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A Teenage Son’s Perspective on Kidney Disease

Previously Traci shared her perspective as a mother to a child with pediatric kidney disease. Her teenage son, Tanner, offers below how his life is both different from and similar to others his age because of his condition. This is my life. … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Perspective

By Traci Krist, NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee advocate Today, Traci shares her perspective as a mother to a son with pediatric kidney disease. In our next blog post, her son, Tanner, will share his perspective on living with pediatric kidney … Continue reading

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NKF Honors Members of Congress, Angelica Hale, at Congressional Reception

Last evening, at NKF’s 2018 World Kidney Day Congressional Reception, the National Kidney Foundation, kidney patients, and our Summit partners honored Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Rep. George Holding (R-NC), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) for their … Continue reading

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Making Capitol Hill the Kidney Capital!

Today, our nearly 100 advocates congregated on Capitol Hill.  During the course of the day, they met with approximately 150 legislators’ offices.  As citizen lobbyists, they strived to persuade their Senators and Representatives about the importance of chronic kidney disease … Continue reading

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