8/15 Free NIDDK Brochures

The NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is depleting their stock of hard copy publications on diabetes, digestive diseases, nutrition, and kidney disease, in English and Spanish.  Up to 25 copies of most titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States, until August 15, 2017.  See NIDDK’s Online Catalog at https://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/Catalog/ .

SC 2/26 Free Kidney Health Check

NKF will sponsor a free kidney health check in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017.  For more information see the poster, Are You the 1 in 3 at Risk for Kidney Disease? at  http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/docs-events/KEEP_Flyer_WLCAC_TLinsay_SC_Eng_Jan_10.pdf .  Keep an eye on the Network 18 Calendar at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/ to stay up to date on other southern California events of interest to patients.

SC 1/10 Free Kidney Health Check

NKF will sponsor free kidney health checks in Los Angeles on January 10 and February 26, 2017.  For more information see the poster, Are You the 1 in 3 at Risk for Kidney Disease? at  http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/docs-events/KEEP_Flyer_WLCAC_TLinsay_SC_Eng_Jan_10.pdf .  Keep an eye on the Network 18 Calendar at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/ to stay up to date on other southern California events of interest to patients.

2/24 Patient Call re Exercise

AAKP HealthLine will present a webinar and conference call on The Importance of Exercise for all Stages of Kidney Disease on February 24, 2016, led by Patricia Painter, PhD.  With the start of a new year, if exercise, fitness, and living a healthier lifestyle isn’t on everyone’s mind, it should be, especially for those living with kidney disease.  Join us as we learn the importance of staying fit, how to incorporate exercise regardless of your stage of kidney disease or modality, and the overall benefits of being the healthiest you can possibly be.  For details and registration, see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-healthline.html .  You can watch webinars from their archives at https://www.aakp.org/media-files/aakp-healthline.html .

NKF Peer Support for Living Donation

The NKF Peers program now also offers peer support to those considering living kidney donation and those who have already donated a kidney, in addition to their traditional support helping people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant, and people considering home dialysis.  The program is free, national in scope, and telephone-based (toll-free).  To seek support or volunteer to help others, see https://www.kidney.org/patients/peers for details.

Online Patient Conference Calls 4/18, 5/19

AAKP has announced two new patient education conference calls in their HealthLine series:

  • Learning About Living DonationTrends in kidney transplantation, including options for living donation, and share updates, resources and guidance for potential recipients and donors.  April 18, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm PDT.  Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1107004065264006402 .
  • Can We Slow the Progression of Kidney Disease?A variety of ways that may help slow the progression of kidney disease, such as managing risk factors, understanding your condition and the importance of diet and exercise.  May 19, 2015, 10:30-11:30am PDT.  Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1314420337040857089 .

You can find recordings of previous HealthLine presentations at https://www.aakp.org/media-files/aakp-healthline.html .