HMatW eNewsletter


March 2013

Kidney Disease

national kidney foundation logoThe National Kidney Foundation – a proud member of Community Health Charities – is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

My Kidneys at Work - Learn about your kidneys and the vital role they play in keeping your body functioning.

Tests for Kidney Disease- Learn about three simple tests that are recommended by the National Kidney Foundation and what the results can mean.

KIDNEY QUIZ - Take a quick and easy Interactive Kidney Quiz.

Kidney Kitchen Recipes from kidney health care professionals that help provide education about dietary requirements and modifications that can potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.

Health Care Compare – Compare numerous health care options, including hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, Medicare, dialysis facilities and physicians.

CAREGIVER RESOURCES - A list of resources that will help the caregiver identify services that he/she may need to meet the challenges and rewards of their special role.

ORGAN DONATION - Learn more about being an organ donor.

GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (GFR) - An online calculator to estimate kidney function in adults or children.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION - Provides education for academic as well as private practitioners in nephrology and other specialties/disciplines impacted by kidney disease.

A list of available courses can be found at

For more information, please visit

Source: National Kidney Foundation

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