Other Sources

It’s Friday.  It’s beautiful out here in sunny Arizona. And I’m so glad I can offer you other sources of information.

Newsletters

For each of these newsletters, you’ll need to register your e-mail address.

Health.com – http://news.health.com/category/chronic-kidney-disease/feed/

Mayo Clinic – http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-failure/DS00682

Medline Plus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/kidneyfailure.html

National Kidney Foundation – http://www.kidney.org/news/newsletters.cfm

 

When I started writing this blog way back in September of 2010, I included a list of organizations that you might find helpful.  I think it’s time to repeat that list.

Organizations

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315

Tampa, Fl. 33607

(800) 749–2257

www.aakp.org

American Kidney Fund (AKF)

6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010

Rockville, Md. 20852

(800) 638-8299

www.kidneyfund.org

American Medical Association (AMA)

515 N. State Street

Chicago, IL 60654

(800) 621-8335

www.ama-assn.org

American Society of Nephrology

1725 I Street, NW

Suite 510

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 659-0599

www.asn-online.org

National Kidney Disease Education Program

3 Kidney Information Way

Bethesda, Md. 20892

(866) 454-3639

www.nkdep.nih.gov

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

30 East 33 St.

NYC, NY 10016

(800) 622–9010

www.kidney.org

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

3 Information Way

Bethesda, Md. 20892–3580

(800) 891-5390

www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov

 

I thought I’d add a bit of information about statistics. Unfortunately, they  are not as current as I’d hoped they’d be. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 26 million adults with CKD in the United States.  Be aware that children are not included in this number. During 2006, the year these statistics were released, CKD was the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming almost 45,000 lives.

By the next year, Kidney and Urologic Disease Statistics for the United States listed the number of fatalities from kidney disease at 87,812.  This organization counted 527,283 patients under treatment for kidney disease in 2007.  That was four years ago.  I’d like to know what they are now.

Until Tuesday, enjoy yourselves (we do have a weekend in there) and

Keep living your life.

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