National High Potassium Awareness Day: Patient Story, Dawn Edwards

AAKP Ambassador, Dawn Edwards is no stranger to the implications of high potassium when it comes to kidney disease. Now, after a few eye-opening experiences, she wants everyone to be aware of those effects and be cautious when preparing their meals.

Melinda Starling
AAKP Ambassador, Dawn Edwards is no stranger to the implications of high potassium when it comes to kidney disease. Now, after a few eye-opening experiences, she wants everyone to be aware of those effects and be cautious when preparing their meals.
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MY TRANSPLANT EXPERIENCE: Jim Myers

It is very important to get on the transplant list through a transplant center. In some cases, a potential recipient had a willing donor, but the center turned the recipient down because they had not gone through the testing to remain listed. Be aware of what’s required of you to also remain on that transplant wait list.

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It is very important to get on the transplant list through a transplant center. In some cases, a potential recipient had a willing donor, but the center turned the recipient down because they had not gone through the testing to remain listed. Be aware of what’s required of you to also remain on that transplant wait list.
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Donate Life Month: Kent Bressler

April is National Donate Life month and marks my 33rd kidney anniversary! Retiring two years ago, after a 40-year career in nursing and health management, has been very restorative and, more recently, “sheltering in” has allowed ample time to reflect on my many blessings.

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April is National Donate Life month and marks my 33rd kidney anniversary! Retiring two years ago, after a 40-year career in nursing and health management, has been very restorative and, more recently, “sheltering in” has allowed ample time to reflect on my many blessings.
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Book Review: Howl Inspires Mr. YNOTT

This is another great children’s book about our friend Howl the Owl (Help Others With Love) and this time he’s helping out a true Kidney Hero, Edward “YNOTT” Drake, of The YNOTT? FOUNDATION.

Melinda Starling
This is another great children's book about our friend Howl the Owl (Help Others With Love) and this time he's helping out a true Kidney Hero, Edward "YNOTT" Drake, of The YNOTT? FOUNDATION.
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Ask the Doc: Grape Seed Extract and Green Tea

Grape seed extracts come from grapes – as do wine and vinegar – all touted to have distinct health benefits. A small study was done in Tunisia comparing grapeseed extract with a placebo. Although the study size was very small it did show a significant increase in plasma catalase and superoxide dismutase. It also showed a significant decrease in protein carbonylation.

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Grape seed extracts come from grapes – as do wine and vinegar - all touted to have distinct health benefits. A small study was done in Tunisia comparing grapeseed extract with a placebo. Although the study size was very small it did show a significant increase in plasma catalase and superoxide dismutase.
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National High Potassium Awareness Day: Patient Story, Chardae “Prima” Sanders

AAKP Ambassador, Chardae “Prima” Sanders knows the devastating effects of having high potassium. While on dialysis, Prima says that she did not watch her diet. She admits, “I was a chip eater! I would over-eat on chips. I also ate bananas as a comfort food. I never thought about the impact.”

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AAKP Ambassador, Chardae “Prima” Sanders knows the devastating effects of having high potassium. While on dialysis, Prima says that she did not watch her diet. She admits, “I was a chip eater! I would over-eat on chips. I also ate bananas as a comfort food. I never thought about the impact."
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What The Greatest Generation Taught Me

Every morning when we awaken, our first thoughts are about how the Coronavirus is ravaging across America and the world. Each hour, more and more innocent people and their families are impacted. We also learn of the heroism of our brave first responders and selfless medical personnel. To gain strength, I think of my family and the lessons they learned from American history.

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Every morning when we awaken, our first thoughts are about how the Coronavirus is ravaging across America and the world. Each hour, more and more innocent people and their families are impacted. We also learn of the heroism of our brave first responders and selfless medical personnel.
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