School Days: An Interview

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By Jim Myers, AAKP Board of Director and Ambassador In honor of school days, we are writing today about 5-year-old Henry Whitacre and his mom, Emily. Henry received a kidney transplant at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 18th, 2018. We wanted to check in and see how Henry is doing with his first school experiences. Hopefully, we can give first time back-to-school kidney parents some helpful ideas as the school year starts. Read the interview below. We asked: As a parent of a pediatric kidney kid, how are you preparing for the start of school?
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TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL AAKP CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH CALL FOR KIDNEY CARE CHOICE Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will hold its 50th Anniversary and National Patient Meeting next month, on September 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1969 by kidney patients, AAKP is the largest fully independent kidney patient organization in America.
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August 14 is Global Yoga Therapy Day

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By Tish Ganey, 500 RYT (registered yoga teacher) and teacher of Advanced Therapeutic Yoga “If you can breathe, you can do yoga!” That is the slogan of this year’s Global Yoga Therapy Day celebrated on August 14. It highlights the fact that yoga is something you can practice anywhere, anytime. You don’t need special equipment, or yoga outfits, or have the ability to sit cross-legged on the floor. If you can breath, you CAN do yoga! It is as simple as that. Therapeutic yoga is a complementary and alternative therapy that supports patients and caregivers in their everyday lives.
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