Navigation Links
National Kidney Month 2010: Stories of Hope About the Prevention and Maintenance of Kidney Disease from The Kidney TRUST
Date:3/1/2010

The Kidney TRUST, a non-profit organization dedicated to chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevention, as well as providing financial assistance to people already on dialysis, is observing National Kidney Month by reaching out to people affected by kidney disease to ask for their personal stories relating to this problem that affects 31 million Americans. Personal stories from those who have been touched by kidney disease will be featured on the TRUST’s website at www.kidneytrust.org through the month.

(PRWEB) March 1, 2010 -- The Kidney TRUST, a non-profit organization dedicated to chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevention, as well as providing financial assistance to people already on dialysis, is observing National Kidney Month by reaching out to people affected by kidney disease to ask for their personal stories relating to this problem that affects 31 million Americans.

Personal stories from those who have been touched by kidney disease will be featured on the TRUST’s website at www.kidneytrust.org through the month. In asking the public to contribute their own stories, the TRUST is asking for help in spreading the word about kidney disease and the importance of early detection and treatment.

The good news is that kidney disease can be delayed or prevented if caught early. The Kidney TRUST’s rapid-screening program, which has reached almost 13,000 people since its launch in October 2007, has the potential to save lives.

According to one screening participant in Colorado, “It was a real wake-up call to me. I went to the doctor soon after I got the test result and was told that I needed to cut down on my salt intake, get more exercise, and eat a healthier diet. I changed my diet, started working out three times a week, and lost about 20 pounds.”

There are also stories to be told by people who have already experienced kidney failure. Over the past year the TRUST has piloted a financial assistance program for people on dialysis who are having trouble managing co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles for medical treatment, services, and prescription drugs. Since the start of the program over 600 grants have been awarded and approximately $1.2 million in funds committed to grant recipients.

One grant participant from New Mexico put it this way: “The grant was simply a godsend for me and the entire family. We were really struggling. I was starting to think about skipping some of the drugs I was supposed to be taking and splitting pills to make them last. With the grant, all the worry went away. It was really the missing piece of the puzzle.”

The Kidney TRUST was founded in 2006 by DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. The Kidney TRUST is an independent, nonprofit organization that believes everyone should be empowered to take a proactive role in their health.

To contribute your story or learn more about The Kidney TRUST's programs visit www.kidneytrust.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/KidneyTRUST/2010NationalKidneyMonth/prweb3662934.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HealthyCircles™ Partners With BridgeGate International™ to Extend Its Online Exchange of Health Information
2. American Kidney Fund Raises Awareness, Honors Kidney Heroes during National Kidney Month
3. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and OpenHelixTM Announce an Updated Free Tutorial Suite for VISTA: Tools for Comparative Genomics
4. March Is National Social Work Month: Social Workers Work to Inspire Community Action While Facing Threats of Budget Cuts
5. American Red Cross Responds Internationally and at Home to Chile Quake
6. International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team on Standby as It Monitors Situation in Chile and Potential Tsunami Areas
7. Gilsbar's Health & Lifestyle Management Program Wins First Place Award at the National Workforce Health Economics Summit
8. International Collaboration: FDA and European Medicines Agency Agree to Accept a Single Orphan Drug Designation Annual Report
9. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Urges Action on Insurance Access as First Step to Achieving Best Health Outcomes for All
10. American National Announces Corrected Dividend Dates
11. California Dental Hygienists Say National Children's Dental Health Month Should Be a Yearlong Effort
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , ... mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. ... EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... AMSTERDAM , Sept. 25, 2017   ... Trial Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial ... Amsterdam , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services ... its clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a ... Montrium,s eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") ... and immune engineering, today announced a new ... (H7N9) vaccine. ... influenza and presents a challenge for traditional ... to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: