AAKP Innovator Series: Dominic Raj, MD, DM, FASN,

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George Washington School of Medicine was founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. With dozens of toptier residency programs, SMHS is a competitive and esteemed destination for medical school graduates across the country.
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EXERCISE ARTICLE Spring into Action

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By Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD Spring is the perfect time to shake off those winter blues and start something new. The world is coming alive again after the cold and dark winter. Everywhere you look new life is popping up, the trees are budding, flowers are peeking through the once frosted ground, birds are chirping, even the sky seems new and bright. Spring is the ideal time to set physical activity goals. A lot of us make New Year’s resolutions promising to get into better shape but, by the time Spring rolls around many of us have given up on those goals.
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NUTRITION ARTICLE: Color Your Plate This Spring

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By Jennifer Moore, Registered Dietitian Spring Color with Fruits and Veggies Spring and summer bring an abundance of fruits and vegetables to local grocery stores and farmers markets. The vast array of color that accompanies this produce speaks of more than merely juicy deliciousness; it signifies nutrients and health. Unfortunately, people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), both early stages of CKD and individuals on dialysis, often believe that they must avoid these foods due to potassium, phosphorus, or fluid content.
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PATIENT PROFILE Jason C. Miller

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Jason C. Miller is a kidney transplant recipient who wants to dedicate the rest of his life to an unknown hero who gave him the ultimate gift. A proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason refers to himself as a “renal survivor” with 62 months of hemodialysis, two fistulas, one transplant and an infinite number of needle pricks under his belt. Jason is ready to seize this second chance at life. “I seek to exceed the expectations of my unknown hero and the family, friends surviving his untimely end. My second chance at life will celebrate his gift to the magnitude of the gift.
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International Travel While on Dialysis

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By Barbara Wallace, Renal Dialysis Nurse, and Deborah Pelaez, AAKP Marketing and Communications Manager At AAKP, we know how important quality of life is for kidney patients, including those on dialysis. Planning a vacation away from home can seem like a daunting task. This article was written to help those who are considering not just a vacation, but an International vacation while on dialysis.
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