Kidney Health Coach Portal
Kidney Health Coach: Getting Started Guide. Sometimes, the first step can feel like the hardest but we are here to help you. If you are looking for more guidance on how to get started with hosting sessions in-person or online, check out the Kidney Health Coach …
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Kidney Health Coach
(6 days ago) Kidney Health Coach is the American Kidney Fund’s FREE community health education program. The online Kidney Health Coach training course contains the most up-to-date information about preventing, managing, and treating kidney disease, as well as living a healthy lifestyle. To become a Kidney Health …
Free health screenings Prevention
(8 days ago) The American Kidney Fund’s <i>Know Your Kidneys™ </i> program offers free health screenings, nutrition and fitness presentations, follow-up services and top-rated public education materials. We conduct screenings at a variety of venues, including churches, expositions and festivals, dialysis centers, community centers, colleges and corporate offices. We can work with you to organize a
Kidney diet and foods for chronic kidney disease (CKD
(2 days ago) The amount of protein you should have depends on your body size, activity level and health concerns. Some doctors recommend that people with kidney disease limit protein or change their source of protein. This is because a diet very high in protein can make the kidneys work harder and may cause more damage.
Top 5 healthy drinks for people with kidney disease
(6 days ago) Although experts are unsure whether green tea will positively affect your health from a purely medical standpoint, it is certainly a safe, tasty and zero-calorie beverage for people with kidney disease. Green tea may also lower your risk of developing kidney stones. The key to making a perfect cup of green tea is to drink it unsweetened.
High potassium (hyperkalemia)
(5 days ago) The good news is that your health care team can help. Use these tips to start a conversation: Be honest and do not be afraid to start the conversation. If you are having problems managing your high potassium, tell your healthcare team. Many people struggle with their diet and medicines. Your healthcare team will have lots of experience to help
Know Your Kidneys D.C.
(9 days ago) Know Your Kidneys DC is a comprehensive outreach, education and screening program designed to reach deep into the community to residents at high risk for kidney disease. We have forged partnerships with the United Planning Organization (UPO) and Men’s Health Network to help plan and deliver our health screening and kidney health education
- American Kidney Fund (AKF)
(1 days ago) Through rulemaking or legislation, the federal government can require insurance companies to accept health insurance payments from nonprofits like AKF, and thereby protect the health coverage of individuals who rely on charitable assistance. To contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative about this important issue, our Action Center.
Saying no to dialysis: choosing conservative care for end
(7 days ago) Health Care System in Seattle • Acting Instructor in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington • Conducts research on treatment practices and end-of-life care for patients with kidney disease. • Her work describes the patient-, provider- and system-level factors that shape these treatment practices. Thanks to our speaker!
Previous CSN award recipients
(3 days ago) Dr. Kurella Tamura received a Master of Public Health degree from University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Stanford University and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Jeffrey Rubel, MD (2001-2003)
aHUS (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome)
(5 days ago) Kidney health can be measured by a test called eGFR. eGFR is calculated using your creatinine level, as well as age, sex, and race. The signs of aHUS can look similar to another condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP). For a doctor to decide whether you have aHUS or TTP, you will need to have a blood test that measures the
Mental health and kidney disease: coping with the
(6 days ago) Mental health providers include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and counselors. They will help diagnose your mental health condition and provide treatment. Therapy or counseling: involves talking with a mental health provider about your condition, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP)
(6 days ago) When an existing HIPP patient receives a transplant, we provide health insurance premium assistance to the patient through the end of the insurance coverage plan year. For example, a patient whose health plan year is on a calendar basis and who receives a transplant in May would be eligible to receive HIPP assistance through the end of December.
Healthy eating Prevention
(Just Now) What you eat and drink can affects your health. How much you eat and drink also affects your health. Eat healthy portions of foods that are low in salt (sodium) and fat to help keep a healthy weight and a healthy blood pressure. Even small changes can make a difference in your health and can help keep diabetes and high blood pressure—the leading causes of kidney disease—under control.
Actress Sarah Hyland opens up about health challenges
(8 days ago) Actress Sarah Hyland opens up about health challenges—including gout. “The most painful thing I’ve ever experienced.”. That’s how actress Sarah Hyland, best known for her role as Haley on the hit TV comedy “Modern Family,” described having gout. Hyland is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has spoken frankly about her
Understanding Health Insurance
(9 days ago) Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that pays for medical and surgical expenses incurred by the insured. In the U.S., most people under the age of 65 get their health insurance from an employer. Choosing a health insurance plan can be tricky because of plan rules regarding in- and out-of-network services, deductibles, co-pays, and
What happens when you can’t pay your health insurance
(6 days ago) Health insurance provides coverage for the network of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers you visit—not only for primary care, but also for testing and treatment of the coronavirus. Individuals with chronic illnesses, like diabetes and high blood pressure, need to remain insured not only because they are more at risk for a severe
Health provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
(3 days ago) Health provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Congress recently passed, and President Biden signed into law, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)—a $1.9 trillion legislative package that provides additional tools to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation includes $1,400 direct payments to individuals and
Glomerulonephritis (Glomerular Disease)
(9 days ago) Imaging tests: Your health care provider might want you to have an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan so that he or she can see your kidneys. Kidney biopsy: Your health care provider or a surgeon will use a special needle to take a tiny piece of tissue from inside your kidney.
Are health care sharing ministries a viable option for
(5 days ago) Foregoing health insurance is risky and opting into an HCSM does not protect those who may need comprehensive health coverage down the line. Individuals with kidney disease should make sure that they are covered by a health insurance plan that is ACA compliant, so it offers protections for pre-existing conditions and covers high-cost procedures
High Phosphorus (hyperphosphatemia)
(9 days ago) Blood tests for bone health usually include the following: Test Name What does the test check for? Phosphorus blood test Note: This is sometimes listed on lab results as "phosphate" Checks the level of phosphorus in the blood. A high level means too much phosphorus is in your blood. This is called hyperphosphatemia.
I have kidney disease
(3 days ago) As the patient, you have the most important role in your health care. Learning about kidney disease, the complications you may face and the treatment options available to you can help you communicate with your health care team to get the best possible treatment for you.
Fact sheets related to kidney disease
(3 days ago) Download our fact sheets for yourself or for your loved ones. You may also print the fact sheets and distribute them to those who attend your education sessions. Learn how you can educate others about the importance of living a healthy by becoming a Kidney Health Coach.
Complications of gout
(Just Now) Psychological and emotional problems. Chronic gout causes chronic and sometimes constant pain. Gout may affect your ability to walk, work, and carry out normal tasks. Living with pain can be emotionally distressing. Talk to your doctor about the impact gout has on your emotional health, and ask for suggestions about ways to cope with it.
Depression in kidney disease patients
(2 days ago) Depression can lead to poorer health outcomes, increased hospitalizations, lower quality of life and more. The human body is designed to handle the regular day-to-day stress that most people endure. However, having CKD, or especially ESRD, can add many serious stressors on top of the normal day-to-day things our bodies are equipped to handle.
IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) Causes, Symptoms
(6 days ago) Your health care provider can refer you to a dietitian who can help you plan a diet that will work for you to help you lower your cholesterol. In some cases, a medicine called an immune suppressant might be recommended. This is a type of medicine that weakens your immune system.
- American Kidney Fund (AKF)
(6 days ago) From 1996 to 2005, Warren was CEO of the University of Michigan Hospital. During this period, he was an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Warren currently serves on the boards of Trinity Health, Wellness Plan, Inc., Arbor Research Collaborative and Bluemont
New Spanish-language Website From American Kidney Fund
(2 days ago) AKF provides a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention outreach, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.
HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PROGRAM GUIDELINES
(2 days ago) premiums), employer group health plans (EGHP), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) plans, and commercial insurance plans, including plans within the Marketplace Exchanges. HIPP enables patients to maintain health insurance coverage and thereby have access to the comprehensive medical care that is covered under their health plan.
Protein in Urine (Proteinuria) Causes, Symptoms
(9 days ago) A UACR more than 30 mg/g can be a sign of kidney disease. When your kidney damage gets worse and large amounts of protein escape through your urine, you may notice the following symptoms: Foamy, frothy or bubbly-looking urine when you use the toilet. Swelling in your hands, feet, abdomen or face. If you are having these symptoms, your kidney
The Atlantic Health Summit: AKF joins national
(1 days ago) The Atlantic brought together 37 speakers for a virtual summit on June 22 to discuss racial divides in health, the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, and strategies to improve health outcomes for Americans across race, age, gender and sexual orientation.Speakers included health professionals, community members, journalists and nonprofit …
Kidney disease prevention
(8 days ago) Free kidney health screenings. You can attend one of our free kidney health screenings in select cities to find out how well your kidneys are working and if you might be at risk for kidney disease. We can also help you or your organization host your own screening event! Learn more about free kidney health screenings. Return to top. Are you at risk?
Complications of kidney failure
(9 days ago) It also means that you may be at risk for complications of kidney failure. Some of the most common complications of kidney failure include anemia, bone disease, heart disease, high potassium and fluid buildup. Work with your health care team to prevent and treat these complications. Anemia. Bone disease and high phosphorus (hyperphosphatemia)
Congress and the administration should take steps to help
(6 days ago) The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 15, 2020, included a 100% subsidy to cover the entire COBRA payment for people newly uninsured due to job loss. Ban surprise bills. Surprise bills are health care bills you didn’t know were coming.
Depression: the overlooked complication of kidney disease
(9 days ago) Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Living with chronic kidney disease and kidney failure can take a toll on not only your physical health, but your mental health, too. Many patients express feeling hopeless and helpless as their kidneys stop working. Although it may not be spoken about as much as other complications, depression
Kidney patients' rights
(8 days ago) In order to make important decisions about your health care as a kidney patient, it is critical to have the facts, such as your rights as a patient, information about different dialysis modalities, understanding how health insurance works and appealing coverage and care decisions made by your insurer.
Spina bifida and kidney disease
(6 days ago) Children with SB are likely to have issues with obesity, bowel health or constipation, and pressure sores due to a lack of minerals and vitamins. Following a kidney-friendly eating plan could help protect children with SB from these issues and maintain their kidney health for the long run. Posted: September 22, 2020. About the Author(s)
DASH into heart health with new Kidney Kitchen® resources
(1 days ago) Alison Brown, MS, PhD, program director in NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, says it is important for people with kidney disease to manage their blood pressure and heart health because heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., and having kidney disease can increase your risk.
Advocate for kidney patients
(5 days ago) The briefing—COVID-19, Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health—took place September 16 via Zoom. The briefing can be viewed below. Take action - It only takes a minute! Send personalized messages to your representatives in Congress on …
Education & Research
(6 days ago) Education & Research. We have long recognized the link between professional/medical education and the provision of quality health care and the improvement of clinical outcomes. Our continuing education programs address the learning needs and interests of the members of the health care team across the spectrum of kidney disease care and prevention.
Nephrotic Syndrome Treatments, Causes, & Symptoms
(9 days ago) Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms that show your kidneys are not working as well as they should. These symptoms include too much protein in your urine, not enough protein in your blood, too much fat or cholesterol in your blood, and swelling.
Kidney Transplant Coverage: Before, During, and After
(2 days ago) •Much more different than typical health plan in or out-of-network benefit levels. •Medical center is in network with health plan, but not contracted for transplant services. –Insurance company will not allow transplant services, even when the medical center is in-network
Barriers to Treatment Adherence for Dialysis Patients
(2 days ago) health care providers is a key factor contributing to nonadherence. Providers said having insufficient time and resources to communicate health information contributes to patient nonadherence. § Support from non-medical caregivers, such as family members, can improve adherence to diet and exercise regimens.
State legislation can prevent harmful copay accumulator
(Just Now) In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final federal Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2021 that contains several provisions, including a change related to cost-sharing for prescription drugs. The NBPP makes it clear that it is the responsibility of individual states to regulate copay
American Kidney Fund Partners with Backpack Health® to
(4 days ago) American Kidney Fund Partners with Backpack Health® to Help Kidney Patients Better Manage Their Medical Records. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. ROCKVILLE, Md. (October 15, 2020)—The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced a new partnership with Backpack Health®, a service of Konica Minolta.This partnership offers a secure mobile and web-based personal health records management …
Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH, FAAN
(6 days ago) Frances Ashe-Goins is an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing and Arnold School of Public Health, and a health consultant with expertise in nursing, minority health and public health issues. She is on several boards and concentrates her volunteer activities with national and local organization that address lupus, kidney disease, women’s rights, HIV/AIDS