Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dialysis and Giving Tuesday

The American Association of Kidney Patients is sponsoring an event called “Giving Tuesday” where we are encouraged to give to non-profits on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  For more about it and about the AAKP: CLICK HERE If you are not a … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Travel

Just to give you some ideas… I found a page at Davita that offers some suggested places to travel.  If you’ve traveled before, please leave a comment with some advice about travelling and doing dialysis.  For the Davita suggested places … Continue reading

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Dialysis cookbook

Hey Y’all! Davita has a cookbook for dialysis patients that I figured I should pass along.   You also have a chance to get singed up for the Davita newsletter, a recipe alert, and the Davita Destinations that gets you … Continue reading

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Dialysis and CMS Cuts – Update

Here’s the latest about the proposed cuts by CMS to providers from Dialysis Patient Citizens… CMS Delays Final Rule for Medicare ESRD Program In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a 9.4 percent cut to the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Surviving

Here’s a really goo d podcast from the Renal Support Network on “Preparing to Survive” from Polycystic Kidney Disease and knowing you have a ticking time bomb in your genes and that one day your kidneys will fail.  To listen … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare

Update 11/14/13:  I keep getting questions about Obamacare and how it impacts on dialysis patients.  Therefore, I’m posting this page again.  I hope, if you have questions, you’ll put them in the comments section.  Also, if you aare experiencing problems … Continue reading

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Dialysis and News

  Here’s some very interesting and encouraging news for kidney patients with FSGS,,, Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that treatment with abatacept (Orencia) appeared to halt the course of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in five patients, preventing four … Continue reading

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