Monthly Archives: June 2016

NKF Signs Letter Opposing Proposed Elimination of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

Understanding Medicare can be confusing and overwhelming.   Eligibility dates, options for supplemental plans, Advantage plans, and prescription coverage can be daunting.  State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) have helped Medicare beneficiaries navigate the complexities of the Medicare system. On June … Continue reading

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Kidney donation should be a blessing, not a curse! Support the Living Donor Protection Act!

By Cynthia Puryear I will never forget the day or my exact location when I received the call from my sister in Arkansas telling me she had taken our mom to the doctor, and it wasn’t good news. It was my … Continue reading

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New Living Organ Donation Collaboration Announced at White House Organ Summit

Johns Hopkins University, National Kidney Foundation and Novartis team up to help patients find living donors The White House-hosted Organ Summit is an essential step towards increasing access to organ transplants and reducing the organ waiting list.  At the Organ … Continue reading

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Nutrition, Sign-Ons, and Social Media

In May, the FDA’s announced final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label found on packaged foods; this will have a huge impact on kidney disease patients!  Beginning on July 28, 2018, manufacturers must list the amount of potassium and calcium … Continue reading

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