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NKF in 2016: Legislative Priorities


Though the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is pleased with our advances this past year to ensure kidney patient perspectives were considered and included in policy decisions, we are hard at work o… Source: NKF in 2016: Legislative Priorities Advertisements

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Kidney Patient Advocacy Has a New Face — 60 of Them


The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a new patient advocacy and engagement program to expand its grassroots network at the state level. The Kidney Action Committee is comprised of 60 p… Source: Kidney Patient Advocacy Has a New Face … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Friday


      Hey all!   I really don’t have much to post about today other than Happy Friday! For those on a MWF dialysis schedule, you get two days off! For those on TTS schedule, you only have one … Continue reading

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In Washington DC


For the fourth or fifth year, I’m in DC to lobby Congress on behalf of Dialysis patients as a member and Patient Ambassador with DPC (Dialysis Patient Citizens). You can help by calling or emailing your Representative and Senators and tell … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney-friendly Snacks


1/15/16 Update – I saw a post on FaceBook that offered a free sample (just pay shipping) from Vida-Fuel.  I would highly recommend you try these snacks! Go to their WebSite to see the offer Hey everyone!  Sorry for the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Apology


Hey all! Update 11/8/15:  Shew!  I wrote this apology last July!  I’m terribly sorry for the delay.  I have no good excuse.  However, my very dear brother came to my rescue and bought me a nifty laptop so now I … Continue reading

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Dialysis CKD Kidney Disease and Hidden Grapefruit Sources


The KidneyBuzz (www.kidneybuzz.com) website posted a great piece on the issue of hidden sources of Grapefruit.  Grapefruit, as you might or might not know, can be detrimental for dialysis patients. Here’s the article for your reading pleasure.  However, in each case we should … Continue reading

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