AAKP Ambassador, Iya Bekondo-Granatella Blogs About Her Experience at AAKP’s National Patient Meeting (Posted June 28, 2018)

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Written By: Iya Bekondo-Granatella, AAKP Field Ambassador and Founder of the Iya Foundation Inc. Read on the blog at: http://theiyafoundation.org/aakp2018meeting/ I had the privilege of attending the 43rd Annual National Kidney Patient Meeting hosted by the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) in St. Petersburg, Florida. This event is the largest kidney patient education and advocacy meeting held in the U.S. and brings together patients, caregivers, advocates, healthcare providers and researchers alike. As a newly appointed Field Ambassador of the (AAKP)
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Meet Pediatric Nephrologist, Dr. Ken Sutha and Learn about New Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines

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Meet Pediatric Nephrologist, Dr. Ken Sutha and Learn about New Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines Written for AAKP by Dr. Ken Sutha Originally published in the June 2018, AAKP Pediatric Kidney Pals E-newsletter As a pediatric nephrologist with personal experience growing up myself with kidney disease, pediatric kidney health is a topic near and dear to my heart. . . and kidneys! First, a little about my background. I was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome at the age of 10 after abnormal amounts of protein were found in my urine.
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My Motivation for the AAKP Pediatric Pals Newsletter (Posted June 25, 2018)

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Written By: Jim Myers; AAKP Board of Director’s member, Ambassador for the state of Indiana, and contributing editor of AAKP’s Pediatric Kidney Pals e-newsletter I have been asked to write about my motivation for the AAKP Pediatric Kidney Pals Newsletter. It’s a good question. I was not a pediatric patient, diagnosed at the age of 30, however I do love children and have an affinity with them. But that’s not the answer either. I met someone when I first went on dialysis in 2012. She changed my life forever. This is her story. Click here to read.
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FLORIDA EXECUTIVE TO LEAD TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez,dpelaez@aakp.org/813-400-2394 FLORIDA EXECUTIVE TO LEAD TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP Washington, DC – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Board of Directors announced that it has voted to hire Mrs. Diana Clynes as the Association’s new Executive Director. Mrs. Clynes has been a central player in the launch of cutting-edge development and patient programs for AAKP since 2005 and most recently, served as an Interim Executive Director.
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AWARDEES NAMED BY LARGEST U.S. KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez,dpelaez@aakp.org/813-400-2394 AWARDEES NAMED BY LARGEST U.S. KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION Key Influencers in Policy, Science, Medicine and Federal Civil Service Recognized Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) formally announced 2018 recipients of their highly competitive national awards. AAKP is the nation’s oldest and largest independent kidney patient organization and works across the renal community, alongside the private sector and research community and within the U.S.
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June is PTSD Awareness Month (posted June 4, 2018)

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Written by: Kent Bressler, AAKP BOD and Ambassador, served in the United States Army June as PTSD Awareness Month and June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day. I want you to meet Sarge, he has the answer to questions about military service and PTSD. Regardless of age or service time, if you feel you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD take advantage of Sarge’s sage advice and get help, it is never too late. WATCH SARGE’S VIDEO: https://www.facebook.
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