April Shaping Up To Be The Month Of Health Awareness

April shaping up to be the month of health awareness

With National Kidney Month Over, Focus Shifts to Overall Health

April is packed with causes and events! Organ donation can be a sensitive subject, if it’s even discussed at all, but National Donate Life Month aims to bring that topic out in the open by encouraging a dialogue about organ and tissue donation. If you’ve ever wondered what your options are, you can learn more by reading the “10 Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation”, or opt into a living donation by visiting the National Kidney Foundation’s site on becoming living donor. April is also National Minority Health Month, according to the U.S. Health and Office Services of Minority Health. World Health Day is April 7th and National Healthcare Decision Day is April 16th.

Walking to Raise Awareness

On April 17th, Renalogic is joining forces with the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney disease. Team Renalogic will walk with the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona at Chase Field Ballpark. Our initiatives align with the National Kidney Foundation’s proactive program, which aims to bring awareness of the silent disease and seeks to help others avoid the personal and financial cost of kidney disease altogether. Please support the cause by donating or registering to walk!

National Minority Health Month

Did you know that 50% of black women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime? To highlight the importance of National Minority Health Month, The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases put together a “Diabetes in Minority Groups” infographic, which highlights the impact of diabetes on minority populations.

Patients Need Education On Dialysis Options

When someone progresses to ESRD or dialysis they may not be educated or made aware of the available options to them. For instance, a dialysis patient can opt for home hemodialysis or in-center hemodialysis, or even elect to receive no dialysis treatment at all. But, patients must be educated on these options. Alex Brill, in an interview by Nephrology News & Issues, talks about the role of home hemodialysis, and how to overcome the obstacles in providing these options to patients. For guidance on dialysis options, visit My Life, My Dialysis Choice or Home Dialysis Center.

FDA Warns of Drug’s Impact on Patients with CKD, Heart Disease

Two drugs used to treat diabetes are now thought to increase the risk of heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease or heart disease. The FDA is warning patients of an increased likelihood of hospitalization resulting from complications to the drugs.

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Renalogic

Renalogic (formerly DCC, Inc.), headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, was founded in 2002 as a specialty dialysis cost-containment company to help clients understand the unique market dynamics in the dialysis provider community. The company has evolved to become a comprehensive provider of data-driven, end-to-end chronic kidney disease (CKD) care and cost management programs for the self-insured industry. Renalogic’s professional team includes leaders in healthcare administration, care management, legal specialists in ERISA and healthcare law, contract negotiation, payer/provider negotiation, and clinical experts.