Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

New kidney drugs emerge in the fight against CKD

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 22, 2022

After decades of relatively little progress, patients with CKD are finally getting access to promising new kidney drugs. We’re optimistic about a new chapter in kidney disease management, fueled by an active pipeline of new and innovative medications. Here are a few notable drugs that have been making headlines in the kidney care industry. SGLT-2…

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Update: 10 Months of Preserving Kidney Function

By Empowered Kidney Care / January 11, 2022

At Empowered Kidney Care (EKC) we believe the right medications and patient empowerment are the keys to preserving kidney function. Historically, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often don’t get proper treatment until it’s too late, but now Dr. Richard Gibney and his team at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio…

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How can we preserve kidney function?

By Empowered Kidney Care / December 29, 2021

Preserving kidney function is all about empowering the patient, and that’s why Empowered Kidney Care is turning the traditional approach to nephrology on its head. Rather than focusing solely on dialysis and end stage renal disease (ESRD), EKC is moving “upstream” to treat early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) and preserve kidney function. This concept isn’t…

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Finerenone shows promise as a kidney medication

By Empowered Kidney Care / December 1, 2021

At Empowered Kidney Care, we continue to pioneer a shift from reactive renal replacement (dialysis and transplant) to preventive kidney care. By moving upstream to preserve kidney function, we can help patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stay healthy and stay off dialysis altogether. Successful CKD management depends largely on empowered patients and a collaborative…

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Take control of your kidney health: patient advocates

By Empowered Kidney Care / October 27, 2021

The American healthcare system is the biggest in the world, employing millions of doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff around the country. With all these people dedicated to better care, why is it still so easy for patients to feel alone? To feel lost in the system? The solution is often simpler (and closer to…

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Empowered CKD Management Protocol

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 28, 2021

Through the past six months at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Richard Gibney and the Empowered Kidney Care team have published a first draft of their official empowered CKD Management Protocol. Already, the first six month’s results are inspiring, demonstrating a promising start to a complete empowered kidney…

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Case Study: 6 Months of Empowered CKD Management Results

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 24, 2021

Over the past year, the Empowered Kidney Care team has been shifting its focus from end stage renal disease (ESRD) to early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). By moving “upstream,” we can help preserve kidney function and prevent patients from having to go on dialysis. Now, after six months at the University of Texas Health Science…

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Long Haul Covid-19 and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 23, 2021

In the US, the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is drawing near, but the medical community is preparing for a global health event of a different sort. Most patients infected with COVID-19 get better within a few weeks, but certain individuals continue to experience symptoms related to the lungs, heart, or kidneys. What are these…

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Kidney Care Empowerment Checklist

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 2, 2021

Healthcare empowerment sounds like a great idea, but what exactly does it mean? It can feel like an intimidating goal for both patients and healthcare providers. Many doctors may walk into an exam room with the best of intentions but not know the right questions to ask. Patients too may want to take control of…

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Healthcare Lessons Learned through the Pandemic

By Empowered Kidney Care / February 24, 2021

Across the board, 2020 led to widespread innovation in response to the complex needs of work, school, and life amidst COVID-19. It was an incredibly formative year, squeezing perhaps decades of cultural and technological progress into the span of a few short months. “We were going at turtle speed towards 21st century skills… COVID forced…

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