Third Kidney Inc. is focused on utilizing the human body’s skin sweat glands for purposeful, measurable, replicable renal function. The low-risk, sauna-based procedure Third Kidney has developed is built upon a large body of prior medical work, as well as numerous holistic cross-cultural health practices from around the world. Third Kidney has completed animal testing and is now certified to begin human testing. If successful, this sweat-based therapy will greatly improve renal replacement therapy and the lives of chronic kidney disease patients.Read More
Written By: Nancy K. Uhland, DNP, FNP-C Kidneys are an important organ and perform several functions in order to keep our bodies healthy. Food is an important substance we consume in order to provide our bodies with the fuel and energy it needs to maintain life. But, just how are our food choices related to the well-being of our kidneys? One of the functions of the kidneys is to remove waste materials from the food we eat. By doing this, the kidneys help regulate important nutrients such as sodium, potassium, protein, acid content, and various vitamins.Read More
Written by Priscila Kilgour In 2018, I reached two milestones in my life: I celebrated my 80th birthday and the 26th anniversary of my kidney transplant. I am a registered nurse who worked most of my professional life in the operating room. I retired in 1998 to spend my time doing what my husband Bill and I enjoyed best: traveling, going to the theater, attending concerts and especially attending live performances of my favorite musical experience, the opera. In 1966 I received a diagnosis of subacute glomerulonephritis from Dr.Read More
Happy summer to every AAKP member and family! The AAKP team hopes you are enjoying yourselves this summer – AAKP started ours off with a BANG at our 43rd National Patient Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida where we broke an attendance record, had an overwhelming patient response to our sessions entitled Innovations in Kidney DiseaseCare and Under the U.S. Capitol Dome (with legislative updates from allies from Washington, D.C.) and racked up a series of major partnerships that benefit patients that we will be announcing in the coming months!Read More
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 26, 2018 MORE Information:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / firstname.lastname@example.org AAKP ADVANCES EFFORTS ON EMPLOYMENT AND KIDNEY DISEASE NEW WEBINAR PARTNERSHIP WITH ESRD NETWORKS Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation’s oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization, continues efforts related to employment for people with kidney disease through a patient-focused AAKP HealthLine webinar on August 7 at 1 p.m. EST.Read More
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2018 U.S. KIDNEY PATIENTS HELP DRIVE CARE INNOVATIONPatient insights ACCELERATE research and Development Washington, D.C. – The largest and oldest, fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S., the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), recently highlighted its developmental collaboration with Humacyte on vascular access patient quality of life measures as an example of how kidney patient insights are revolutionizing innovation and business development in the renal disease field.Read More
Written By: Suzanne Ruff, AAKP Board of Director’s member Sun! Many of us know to protect our skin, but if you’re a kidney transplant recipient, it is especially critical! Dr. Steven F. Wolfe is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and Board Certified with a practice in Mooresville, North Carolina. He received his MD from UC San Francisco and trained at UCLA and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr.