AAKP Ambassador, Jennifer Jones makes AAKP Delicious! Spiced Pear Muffins

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By AAKP Ambassador, Jennifer Jones To maintain a healthy lifestyle and to prolong the longevity of my kidney transplant, I incorporate renal-friendly food into my diet. I wanted to change it up a bit and decided to purchase the AAKP Delicious! Recipe Card Series- 5th Edition which has 36 recipes consisting of meals, snacks, and desserts that seems too good to be considered renal-friendly let alone healthy! I decided to make the Spiced Pear Muffins first because they would be great for breakfast and they would appease my sweet tooth!
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Medication Management for People with Kidney Disease

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By Tricia Patterson, BSN, RN Hello AAKP members. My name is Tricia Patterson, BSN, RN. I had the pleasure of attending  the AAKP National Patient Meeting in Washington, DC in September and met many of you and heard some great lectures. I am a nephrology nurse and a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA). In recognition of “Talk about Your Medication Month”, I’m partnering with AAKP to blog about the importance of medication management. Since I donated a kidney three years ago, I am also a person with CKD who needs to carefully manage my labs and medications.
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Ask the Doc: The Flu Shot

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By Stephen Z. Fadem, MD, FASN, AAKP Medical Advisory Board ChairmanWhile in most circumstances, the flu (influenza) is a mild seasonal infection that is characterized by fever, achiness, discomfort with a headache, cough and runny nose, it can be more serious, particularly in people who are at greater risk.This risk population includes dialysis and kidney patients, patients with other health problems like chronic lung, heart, liver or hematologic diseases, as well as those over 50 years of age.

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Dialysis Technicians – an important part of your health care team!

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AAKP is celebrating National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week October 14 – 19, 2019.  Let’s learn more about the types of dialysis technicians, how they are educated to better help you throughout your care and how you can celebrate this week with YOUR special dialysis technician.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONORING KIDNEY COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE – AAKP MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD For Immediate Release: October 8, 2019 Tampa, FL - The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Medal of Excellence Award. The deadline for entries is November 31, 2019. The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in seven categories:
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Rejection Fears Dominate Transplant Patient Concerns; CareDx and American Association of Kidney Patients collaboration reveal key patient insights

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2019 Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the USA collaborated with CareDx; a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers; on a nationwide, informational survey of kidney transplant recipients that assessed their key concerns about monitoring kidney health post-transplant.
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I am a Kidney Voter. Are you?

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  By Dale Rogers, AAKP Ambassador   It was thirty-nine years ago that I noticed politics for the first time. I got home from school on March 30, turned on the T.V. and was witness to the chaotic aftermath of the failed assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. It was on every channel, and even at the age of 12 it bothered me a great deal, and I vowed someday to become involved in our political system. That was also the year that my life was forever changed by type 1 juvenile diabetes, which would eventually lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in my life.
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GRANT CYCLE OPEN FOR INNOVATIONS IN KIDNEY PATIENT SAFETY AAKP CONTINUES NATIONAL EFFORTS IN PATIENT SAFETY

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TAMPA, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest and oldest fully independent kidney patient organization in America, announced the opening of the 2020 grant cycle for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award. To apply for the award online, visit https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/jenny-kitsen-patient-safety-grant/ or for more information contact Erin Kahle, Director of Stakeholder Operations, AAKP Center for Patient Engagement & Advocacy, ekahle@aakp.org. Applications are due November 29, 2019.
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2020 AND KIDNEY VOTERS – AAKP MEMBERS FLEX GROWING MUSCLE

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By Paul T. Conway, AAKP Board of Director, Chair, Policy & Global Affairs It has been nearly two years since AAKP began experimenting with voter registration efforts among our patient base and a wide community of patient families, friends and allied medical professionals, including social workers, medical professionals and researchers.
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AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY AT 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEETING LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

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By Diana Clynes, Executive Director Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) celebrated its 50 Year Anniversary as the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the USA with their highest attended National Patient Meeting and awards program in over ten years. The meeting, entitled Driving Innovation & Changing the Status Quo, was held in Washington D.C., September 6-8, 2019.
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