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Stay Physically Active This Holiday Season by Adding More Movement
December, 2011

The month of December presents many opportunities to spend time enjoying holiday traditions with your loved ones. Whether it's adorning your home with festive decorations or preparing a holiday meal, there's always room to introduce a new tradition...

Plan Your Thanksgiving Meal with Loved Ones in Mind
November, 2011

With Thanksgiving, the official kick-off to the holiday season right around the corner, many people are carefully selecting recipes for their most-loved dishes. Now is a great time to take a look at those classic recipes to see if there are small changes that can be made to help make the dishes a little bit healthier. Making these small changes can be especially important if you are cooking for family members who have diabetes or high blood pressure—two of the leading risk factors for kidney disease...

Many New Things to Share from Make the Kidney Connection
October, 2011

Education is what the National Kidney Disease Education Program is all about. NKDEP's latest outreach video explains why it is important to talk about kidney health with your family and faith community—and share information about resources to help you do it....

NKDEP Makes National Connections at the 2011 Tom Joyner Family Reunion
September 22, 2011

Each year offers NKDEP a new challenge: how do we encourage people most at risk for kidney disease to get tested and for them to share the information with their families. For the last three years, an important factor in meeting that challenge has been NKDEP’s exhibit at the annual Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida...

Get your Loved Ones Screened at Family Reunions and Faith Events
August 22, 2011

This month, we spoke with T’Kia Stewart, Associate Director of Health Initiatives at the American Kidney Fund, about their kidney health screening program and how you can get them to come out to your next health event.

Recent Study Reports Spike in Diabetes-Related Kidney Disease
July 22, 2011

If you have noticed more people in your family and community being diagnosed with diabetes, you are not alone...

Kidney Disease in Kids: What Parents Should Know
June 27, 2011

People often associate kidney disease with older adults; however, as Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says, parents need to be concerned about their children’s kidney health, too...

Planning a Family Reunion? Don't Forget Your Family's Kidney Health!
May 16, 2011

Are you planning a family reunion this summer? If so, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has free materials to help you talk with your family about kidney health...

NKDEP and Urban Housecall Magazine Partner to Bring Kidney Health Information to African Americans
April 19, 2011

Last month, in observance of National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) teamed up with Urban Housecall Magazine, an online health resource for African Americans, to raise awareness of kidney health...

March is National Kidney Month
March 10, 2011

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is pleased to recognize today as World Kidney Day, during National Kidney Month...

This Black History Month, Take Pride in Your Family's Health History
February 17, 2011

Black History Month is a time to honor the many scientific, political, and entrepreneurial achievements of African Americans. It's also a time of year to think about your own family history. This year, take time to better understand your family's rich heritage by knowing and documenting your shared health history...

Let the New Year Bring About New Ways to Control Weight
January 14, 2011

Many people start the New Year with resolutions that involve losing weight, becoming more active, and eating healthier. You may be among them...

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