Category Archives: patient care

Dialysis and Football


Green Bay Packer’s Football Player Goes the Extra Yard to Live‏ The Renal Support Network has a new podcast that’s all about kidney issues.  I posted about it previously in “Dialysis and Kidney Talk” Today RSN has a great interview with … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Bones


There’s a very good presentation from the DPC Education Center with audio and slides that describes the relationship of kidney function, calcium, the thyroid gland, and bones.  I found it very help in my understand of bone density and kidney … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney Talk


  The Renal Support Network has a great resource called, “Kidney Talk”.  From their website… KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs … Continue reading

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Dialysis – Great resources for information


Update 9/18/14:  Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while.  However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website.  Lots of great information.  And use the search button on this website.  I’ve probably written … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Living Well with Kidney Disease


    The National Kidney Foundation has produced six very good videos about living with kidney disease. I’ll let them speak for themselves. You know… I would encourage my family and friends to view these videos.  It would help them understand … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Mental Health


I am really sorry for the late notice about this webinar and telephone conference but if you can make it tomorrow, this should be worth it.  Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC), of which I am a member, has an Education Center … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Acceptance


I Originally published this in October, 2012 but it’s an important issue and I wanted to bring it up again… I recently read some  posts on the Davita Forums about people’s experience getting started on dialysis and how they seriously … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Rationing


I originally published this post in January, 2013 but I had occasion to review it recently and decided to re-publish it.   There’s a great article in the Seattle Times that covers the history of dialysis.  The title is: “The … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Ratings


Recently Medicare/CMS rolled out a 5-star rating system for dialysis centers.   There’s some controversy brewing because some providers are not in favor of this. From the presentation that rolled it out… We’ve also used stars in the Medicare Advantage website for … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disagreement


Repost from a while back but still relevant. I got the following comment the other day in response to my blog posting “Dialysis and Opening Day”.  I figured I’d share it with you because, although it’s rather bitter, it makes … Continue reading

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