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The ASN is working closely with the US government to ensure the safety and health of the more than 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 situation in Austria is still developing. Looking at the numbers from Northern Italy, it replicates the pace there (increase in confirmed cases of 1.5 times each day). Tyrol is a “red zone”; everyone with typical symptoms is a suspected case. The government has taken rigorous actions, closing down borders and public life.

Leveraging the Science of Learning to Elevate Your Teaching” was the topic of an inaugural faculty development workshop for medical educators at Kidney Week 2019. The workshop showcased high-yield strategies to optimize participants’ teaching, enhance the experience of learners, and translate teaching innovations into education scholarship for dissemination and academic credit.

About 15 years ago, nephrologist Sanjay Pandya, MD, noticed that his patients were facing difficulties understanding their kidney diseases, including what to eat or not eat, and what other care they needed. He thought that if there were a book that spelled everything out in a single source, it would be useful to his patients, and he could then reduce the amount of time he spent counseling about these topics.

A nationwide public awareness campaign to promote early detection, treatment, and management of kidney disease is launching in March 2020 in conjunction with National Kidney Month.

The campaign, called “Are You the 33%?” aims to engage every adult to learn more about their risk for kidney disease by taking a simple, one-minute online quiz at MinuteforYourKidneys.org.

Children born to mothers with gestational or pregestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) at follow-up through young adulthood, reports a study in the British Medical Journal.

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