• Innovation Revolutionary: Inclusion and equity in kidney disease treatment

    Innovation revolutionary: Entrepreneur in Residence Dr. Priya Joshi works to develop a more equitable process in treating and identifying Veterans with kidney disease, hypertension and diabetes.

  • Advanced diabetes technology aids Veterans

    A continuous glucose monitor is a tiny sensor inserted under the skin. It sends data to the Veteran's patients’ smartphone or tablet.

  • The importance of maintaining kidney health

    Many people with kidney disease don't have symptoms until kidney damage is very advanced. Blood and urine tests confirm kidney disease.

  • VA adopts race-free test to determine kidney health

    VA’s Kidney Medicine Program requires all VA labs to use race-free formula to determine kidney health to improve the health of all Veterans.

  • Wyoming team nominated for award for COVID-19 response

    Wyoming VA’s team of RPM–HT care coordinators monitor Veterans with chronic clinical issues. With phone and video visits, they help Veterans make lifestyle changes and avoid hospital visits.

  • Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

    Study identified Veterans who had kidney transplants between 2008 and 2016 and were enrolled in VA and Medicare at the time of their transplant…and had their choice of where to receive transplant care.

  • VA partner American Kidney Fund helps Veteran advocate

    A Veteran Navy hospital corpsman and her husband both had kidney failure. She describes the “earth shattering” experience and how a VA partnership with the American Kidney Fund has helped them cope.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:8: Season one in the books

    In this short wrap up episode, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea look back on the first season of the Vets First Podcast, including topics and guests.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

    Dr. Christie Thomas, a nephrologist at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Healthcare System, discusses his favorite organ, the kidney.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:6: Extraordinary circumstances: Son donates kidney to father and Jack Jones receives the first Hepatitis C positive kidney

    In this episode Vince and David, a father and son pair, talk two days before their kidney transplant surgery for Vince, an Air Force Veteran.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:5: When our blood filtration system goes bad: two Veteran viewpoints on kidney disease

    In this and the following two episodes, Veterans and their caregivers talk about their experiences with chronic kidney disease and transplants through VA.

  • Artificial intelligence could help save kidneys

    Researchers from VA and the artificial intelligence company DeepMind have achieved a promising medical breakthrough, developing a technology that has the potential to predict a life-threatening kidney condition up to two days before it happens.

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