Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dialysis and ObamaCare – Get Covered America

I received this information from the Get Covered America Team. In October, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will add another feature to its growing list.  This will be the requirement that all Americans should be covered by insurance.  Now, if … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Frailty

I came across this study that has some real relevance to us as dialysis patients so I wanted to pass it along.   To summarize:  it’s about a short test that can be useful in determining the risk of dialysis … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Shingles

06/22/13:  I added a link that answers the question “Does Medicare pay for the Shingles Vaccine?”  Scroll down to see that. The Rebal Support Network has an podcast about shingles from the perspective of a kidney transplant patient show suffered … Continue reading

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Dialysis and a Donor

There comes a moment when a person makes a HUGE sacrifice on behalf of another.  Here’s a blog being written by a woman who is donating her kidney to a complete stranger.  Amazing as that is, this has been going … Continue reading

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Dialysis and HealthPortal

It’s really important  that you take a part in your health information tracking.  Don’t just take the lab results you’re getting from the provider and toss them aside.  Keeping track of the data will help you maintain control of the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and The Doctor Says

I found a great blog written by a nephrologist in Bradenton, Florida.  He’s got some very good information for kidney patients.  Take a look at his blog by CLICKING HERE. DevonTexas © 2013

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Dialysis and Summer Camp

Originally published in May but I want to make sure everyone with kids in dialysis has a chance to see this… if not this year, then next year your child can have a summer camp experience.  It breaks my heart … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare (Index)

I’ve written several posts about kidney failure and Dialysis and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people with kidney disease.  For the ease of those who would like to read all the posts (or some), I’ve prepared … Continue reading

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Dialysis and

Well, it’s official! I finally took the plunge and registered my website name!  I’m so pleased with myself and I’m appreciative of the readers that visit here and read my posts. In the first post on this blog site I … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Sleep Apnea

Update 6.18.13: I found this site that is really informative about CPAP and Sleep Apnea.  To get there CLICK HERE Update 6/10/13:  The questions came up:  “Can CPAP be used during dialysis?”  The simple answer is “yes” but there may … Continue reading

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