For many seniors, thinking about the future can be extremely stressful. There are many financial considerations to think about, from how you’ll pay for potential medical bills to covering the costs of long-term care1. Not only that, you might need to start thinking about end-of-life preparations, especially if you have a large estate or specific ideas about what you want for a funeral or memorial. Taking care of your family may be an important part of the planning process for you as well, so it’s important to do some research now in order to ensure your future is in good shape.Read More
February 14, 2020The Honorable Alex Azar II SecretaryU.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SWWashington, DC 20201Dear Secretary Azar:We applaud your efforts to deliver on President Trump’s Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative. You have stated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will reform regulations so that fewer Americans suffer kidney failure, more options are available for dialysis patients, and more organs are available for transplant.
By Suzanne Ruff, Living Donor, AAKP Board of Director, Author of the Reluctant DonorYou give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.– Kahlil GibranFebruary 14th is National Donor Day. It’s also St. Valentine’s Day. Most everyone associates the heart with Valentine’s Day – because the heart is the organ that symbolizes love. In reality, though, every organ, every tissue, every single part of our miraculous bodies symbolizes the greatest of all gifts: LIFE!
By Sharon Turban, MD, MHSPotassium is a very important mineral needed by the body to maintain proper health. However, most individuals with kidney disease must closely monitor their potassium intake. As Dr. Sharon Turban shows us, we can have too much of a good thing.What is potassium and what does it do?Potassium is a very important mineral. It plays a key role in controlling the function of nerves and muscles, particularly the heart. Potassium is found in many foods, especially many fruits and vegetables.