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Depression in kidney disease patients

Depression in kidney disease patients

Having kidney disease can add many serious stressors on top of the normal day-to-day things our bodies are equipped to handle. Because of these added burdens, kidney patients are at a much higher risk for suffering from depression compared to the general public, and need coping mechanisms to handle these extra stressors in a healthy way. Learn more about how to recognize depression and the different ways to cope.

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What do you think about clinical research?

What do you think about clinical research?

The American Kidney Fund, Antidote, and SCORR Marketing are conducting a survey to learn what people who have been affected by kidney disease think about clinical research. Complete the survey by August 20, 2018, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. By answering these questions, you can help us make clinical trials easier for the people who are willing to participate.

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The funds you raise can have twice the impact

KidneyNation offers you a unique way to fund the fight against kidney disease by raising money your way for AKF. If you start your KidneyNation fundraiser before August 15, a generous donor has offered to match all gifts you receive up to $1,000 with a donation to AKF. This means that the funds you raise will be DOUBLED and have TWICE the impact in our fight against kidney disease. If you have been waiting for the right time to start your KidneyNation fundraiser, that time is now!

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Summertime is for vacations—even if you’re on dialysis

Summertime is for vacations—even if you’re on dialysis

Summertime is here and if you are like most people, you are ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine. Vacation anyone? But what if you are a dialysis patient? Can you still take a vacation? The answer is an absolute, positive, without a doubt YES! All it takes is a little planning and preparation.

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Ask Congress to support comprehensive kidney legislation

Ask Congress to support comprehensive kidney legislation

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2017 (S. 1890/H.R. 2644) aims to improve the lives of those with kidney disease. It would fund studies on enhancing options for care and transplants, and understanding how and why kidney disease disproportionately affects minority communities; ensure that all ESRD patients under the age of 65 have access to Medigap insurance; promote home dialysis treatment; and allow ESRD patients to stay on their private insurance for 42 months.

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Kidney disease in children

Kidney disease in children

There are unique considerations and challenges that come with being a child with kidney disease (pediatric kidney disease). Join us for a free patient webinar on August 14 to learn about the causes and complications of kidney disease in children, how a child can manage kidney disease while maintaining a full childhood, and resources for children with kidney disease and their parents/caregivers.

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